Ariana Grande Impersonates Britney Spears and Rihanna on Saturday Night Live
It’s a pretty tough gig to not only host Saturday Night Live, but also perform the same night—a feat only Miley Cyrus has pulled off this season—that is, until now. Ariana Grande took the stage last night to promote the launch of her newest album Dangerous Woman, and she was definitely on (she’s no stranger to the show, and even made an appearance in a cameo last year).
The singer starred in several skits in the episode, joking to the audience that she’s “A singer, not a Starbucks drink.” She belted out some tunes in one sketch, impersonating Britney Spears, Shakira, and Rihanna, made a joke out of backstage presenters in another, and even did an impression of Jennifer Lawrence on Family Feud.
But the star spent the most time making fun of herself and last year’s doughnut-eating escapade. “Yes it was childish and stupid and I have learned that it is really time to grow up, I think I am in a place where I am ready to be caught in a real, adult scandal,” she said. After which Grande then launched into a performance mimicking a wardrobe malfunction.
Ironically, she had a real problem getting her jacket on (or was it off?) while singing her single “Dangerous Woman.” Clothing mishap aside, her musical performance and acting chops proved this girl's talent is no joke.