'Good News,' Megan Thee Stallion will host and perform on 'SNL.'

'Good News,' Megan Thee Stallion will host and perform on 'SNL.'

'Good News,' Megan Thee Stallion will host and perform on 'SNL.'
On August 26, 2022, Megan Thee Stallion does a performance at the Reading Music Festival in England. (Scott Garfitt / Invision / AP)

Megan Thee Stallion will return to Studio 8H in October, two years after making her "Saturday Night Live" debut.

On Tuesday, "SNL" confirmed that the "Her" rapper will be among the performers appearing in its upcoming season, which will premiere on October 1. Miles Teller will host the Season 48 premiere, with Kendrick Lamar returning as musical guest. The next week, actor Brendan Gleeson will take over, with Willow scheduled to perform.

Megan Thee Stallion will not appear on "SNL" until October 15. The rapper made a statement on the Breonna Taylor ruling and injustice against Black women the last time she appeared as a musical guest on "SNL" in October 2020.

"We need to defend our Black women and love our Black women, because at the end of the day, we need our Black women," Megan stated during her performance of "Savage."

"We need to defend our Black males and speak up for our Black men because we're tired of seeing hashtags of our Black men," she stated.

The announcement of the hosts and musical guests comes only hours after The New York Times reported Chris Redd's departure from "Saturday Night Live."

Redd, whose impersonation repertoire includes Kanye West and New York City Mayor Eric Adams, joins Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Melissa Villaseor, Aristotle Athari, and Alex Moffat as cast members who will not return for the show's 48th season.

Redd described his five years on the NBC sitcom as "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

"I stepped into 30 Rock five years ago knowing it was an incredible potential for growth." "I'm thankful to [founder] Lorne Michaels and the whole SNL company now, with friends who have become family and memories I will remember forever," he concluded in the statement. "I can't thank you all enough from the bottom of my heart."

Representatives for Redd and "Saturday Night Live" did not reply to calls for comment from The New York Times on Tuesday.

McKinnon, Davidson, Bryant, and Mooney announced their plans in May, around the time the show's 47th season finale aired. The others resigned earlier this month.

Redd's career has just taken off, with a forthcoming HBO comedy special, "Chris Redd: Why Am I Like This?" shot in St. Louis last month. In addition, he has been cast in the feature picture "Cyber Monday," which is now in development at Universal.

Redd appeared in the first season of "Bust Down," a Peacock sitcom that began in March.

"It's a Black show, but it's a Black show that's not trying to remind you to be Black," Redd remarked recently of the program, which follows casino workers in Gary, Indiana, who come up with incredibly awful solutions to address issues. (The status of the second season of the program is unknown; co-star and creator Jak Knight died in July.)

He's also appeared on "Kenan," an NBC show starring veteran "SNL" cast member Kenan Thompson.

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