After a brief hiatus due to the Winter Olympics, season 43 Saturday Night Live resumes with a prolific host and musical guest combination this weekend (March 3). Basketball legend and popular television personality Charles Barkley will join elite company when he hosts SNL for the fourth time, following appearances in 1993, 2010 and 2012.
Migos will be making their second appearance, after joining Katy Perry on stage for a performance “Bon Appétit” last May. This marks the first headlining musical guest performance for the Atlanta trio, who should be able to flex their acting chops in various sketches along with the Inside The NBA crew throughout the night.
Offset's video for “Ric Flair Drip,” which featured the legendary wrestler himself, had many thinking out loud that the visual reminded them a hilarious but epic SNL skit. Huncho and Takef both made brief appearances during a season one episode Donald Glover's Atlanta. It's safe to say the Quality Control artists aren't afraid the big screen.
The teaser for the upcoming episode saw Chuck attempting to copy Offset's ad-lib style when saying his own name. The 26-year-old quickly shut down Barkley's attempt explaining, “Woah, that's my thing.”
Here are five things we want to see from Migos gig on Saturday Night Live.
Embrace the Drag Community
When Migos first took the SNL stage, there were rumors that the group had issues sharing the stage with drag queens, which some witnesses backed up while others disputed. Not long after that, Offset made a remark many took as homophobic. While it's not a necessity, it would be a nice olive branch if the ATLiens brought some drag queens out for a cameo to clear the air.
Sketch Out a Promo for a Potential Migos ESPN 30 for 30
Back in January, Quavo teased the idea ESPN doing a 30 for 30 on the Migos, which would forever immortalize three kids from Atlanta. The idea picked up steam and ESPN even responded with a potential flyer the trio that read, “Do It For The Culture. Which Way? Dat Way.” Huncho's original tweet has accumulated over 38,000 likes. Quavo's athletic beginnings give his claim some merit. Would ESPN ever consider dabbling in the hip-hop world?
Bring Out Drake to Perform “Walk It Talk It”
It's no secret the 6 god is a huge fan Saturday Night Live. Drake even hosted a 2016 episode back during season 41. “Walk It Talk It” was one the standout tracks from Migos' Culture II and a live performance this magnitude could launch the catchy tune into the Billboard Hot 100. Let's see if Drake has any time during his philanthropic efforts for a quick trip to NYC on Saturday (March 3).
Star as Ball Children in Sketch With Charles Barkley Going After LaVar (Keenan Thompson)
Charles Barkley has been highly critical LaVar Ball's strategy with his three kids and even went as far as calling it “exploitation” by the Big Baller Brand CEO. Chuck challenged Mr. Ball to a one-on-one match up, which we still have not been privy to watch yet. Keenan Thompson has done an incredible LaVar Ball impersonation, which he's brought out multiple times in the past. It would be criminal to not have Keenan as LaVar go at it with Barkley.
Lonzo Ball recently listed the Migos in his top five rappers list and even performed his own rendition their No. 1 hit, “Bad and Boujee” while on Paramount's Lip Sync earlier this month (Feb. 15). The trio should return the favor and take on the roles the three Ball children, Lonzo, LaMelo, and Liangelo, for what could be a golden opportunity.
Perform “Charles Barkley” With the Help Charles Barkley
There won't be a better time to perform the track named after the Houston Rockets Hall Famer. Before the Migos took over the mainstream, they released a song in 2013 titled “Charles Barkley.” The song is not available on streaming services, but the original YouTube video has eclipsed the two-million view mark. You know the saying, ballers want to be rappers and vise versa, here is the chance for Charles to help rap a song that was actually named after him.
Enjoy the return Saturday Night Live!