Simu Liu is doing the honors of hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend with musical guest Saweetie who appears to have gotten into an awkward situation with one of the “SNL” cast members.
Comedic tension: The longest-running sketch comedy show released the promotional video for the upcoming episode, which features the “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star, the award-winning rapper, and SNL cast members Cecily Strong and Kyle Mooney.
Simu Liu is set to host on “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) and Saweetie will be joining him as a musical guest.
SNL Hosts: On Tuesday, SNL announced the upcoming November hosts and performers on Twitter, which included Liu, who will be joined by musical guest Saweetie. It is the first time in the show’s history that both the host and musical guest are of Asian descent.
Platinum hip-hop artist Saweetie has been a trailblazer since her breakthrough song “ICY GRL” dropped three years ago. Today, the 28-year-old artist is an icon for Asian American representation in hip-hop and the most recent face of McDonald’s popular celebrity meals.
Saweetie, born Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper, is Filipina Chinese and African American. She has honored her diverse heritage by supporting Black Lives Matter and Stop Asian Hate, amplifying issues that are unique to and shared by both communities through her influence.
Filipina Chinese and African American platinum artist Saweetie is bringing her favorite order to McDonald’s starting August 9!
The Saweetie Meal features a Big Mac, a 4-piece chicken McNuggets, a medium fries, Sprite, and BBQ and the classic sauce specially renamed the “Saweetie ‘N Sour” sauce. The meal will also come in Saweetie-inspired packaging that icy gang will love!
We often overlook the Black members of our Asian communities; in our home countries, biracial people historically have been cast out, and darker skin is often seen as something to change or cover up. But over the years, as the world has globalized and ideas of race have slowly begun to change, many Black Asians have found success and represented their complex identities with the utmost grace.
Being that it is Black History Month, there can be no greater time to celebrate our Blasian stars with the important knowledge that their being Black makes them no less Asian, and their being Asian takes nothing from them being Black. Here are seven Blasians who have made waves in the past year or two through putting on for the culture: