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Drake killed it on ‘SNL’ this weekend

Drake killed it on ‘SNL’ this weekend

DOUBLE DUTY: Drake served as host and musical guest on the first "SNL" episode of 2014. Photo: YouTube

Singer/actor Drake returned to his acting roots this weekend as he showed off his best impressions of rap mentor Lil Wayne and embattled baseball ace Alex Rodriguez “Saturday Night Live.”

The “Best I Ever Had” hitmaker served as this week’s guest host and he pulled on a series of different wigs and costumes as he portrayed a geeky teenager, a dorky dad at a slumber party, and an energetic Disney World employee in an Indiana Jones stunt-show-gone-wrong.

However, the highlights saw Drake spoofing a number of famous faces – he kicked off the show portraying suspended New York Yankees player Rodriguez as he was quizzed about his steroids scandal by Taran Killam, posing as British CNN newsman Piers Morgan. The segment also featured Kate McKinnon’s impersonation of Justin Bieber, who had to fend off questions about his recent ‘egging’ vandalism controversy.

Drake also donned fake dreadlocks and facial tattoos to spoof his label boss Lil Wayne in a segment titled, Hip Hop Classics: Before They Were Stars, portraying him as the original Steve Urkel character in the popular sitcom Family Matters.

He also poked fun at his time on Canadian high school drama Degrassi: The Next Generation, where he got his start in the entertainment business, and played off his black and Jewish roots by reliving his Bar Mitzvah and rhyming about celebrating Hanukkah and dating a “Rihannukuh” – a reference to his brief romance with sexy singer Rihanna.

Drake also took on double duty by appearing as the show’s musical guest, performing tracks including “Started From the Bottom,” “Trophies,” “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and “From Time” with R&B newcomer Jhene Aiko.

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