Watch Chance The Rapper Celebrate Obama's Last White House Christmas, Perform Two Songs On SNL
Chance The Rapper has gone from a budding star to a super star over the course of 2016. In a year that has been objectively bad (and seemingly getting worse by the day), he has been a bright spot of positivity. On Saturday Night, he was the final musical guest of 2016 on Saturday Night Live and delivered a great skit celebrating President Barack Obama's last Christmas in the White House and performed two songs, "Same Drugs" and "Finish Line/Drown."
Chance teamed up with Kenan Thompson with to perform a rap, titled "Jingle Barack," inspired by Run D.M.C's "Christmas in Hollis" as an ode to the outgoing president. SNL has taken plenty of shots at the President-elect (much to his dismay) and this skit only continues that trend, issuing a worrying warning that this may be the last Christmas "cause next you might get a bomb from Iran."
Chance and Kenan have fun with it, rapping "Hey Eric, Hey Mike, get married tonight / Real quick, let in every immigrant in sight / So go nuts before the North Pole disappears / This is the last Christmas before Trump next year."
Leslie Jones makes an appearance to rap some lines about her affection for Joe Biden and other people like a breakdancing Jesus (played by host Casey Affleck) and DMC make an appearance.
Chance also had his regular duties as musical guest. He donned a white shirt and red overalls to perform his Coloring Book track "Finish Line/Drown" with the help of a band and backup singers.
He was brought back out for his second song, performing "Same Drugs." A choir, a string section and Francis and the Lights joined the Chicago rapper this time. Chance sat down at a piano for the intimate performance.