The 22-year-old singer opened her monologue with a musical number in which she mused what kind of scandal would push her career to the next level from Nickelodeon star to grownup artist.
"I'm ready to be caught in a real adult scandal," she crooned.
“Maybe diet pills will scramble my brain. Maybe I’ll have a love child with Drake or 2 Chainz… What will my scandal be?”
After acknowledging her scandal, Grande sang about wanting to be a “hot mess.” She name checked Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus, and how they’ve had their own scandals.
Later, Grande headlined a skit, featuring all of the women of SNL singing “This is Not a Feminist Song.” The lyrics of the song, which the men of SNL later joined in singing, expressed that the women decided not to write a feminist song after all.
“We’re just women singing a song,” the group crooned.
Grande performed her new song “Dangerous Woman,” which was released earlier in the week. Interestingly, Grande's new album, "Dangerous Woman," does indeed have a feminist theme, as reported earlier by the singer herself.
Grande also aimed her sense of humor at the Tidal music platform in a sketch that had her playing in the role of Chloe the Intern, the singer played a shy but talented character who had to pretend to be famous musical acts whenever the music streaming service went down.
Ariana sang pieces by Britney Spears, Rihanna, Whitney Houston and more, although she refused to impersonate Ariana Grande because she “wasn’t a big fan.”
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