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Kerry Washington And Janelle Monáe To Appear On SNL

Finally! Black women on “Saturday Night Live” that’s aren’t being played by Kenan Thompson in drag.

No, SNL’s not adding more diversity to the permanent comedianne lineup (sadly) but the show did tap one of the hottest chicks in the game, “Scandal’s” Kerry Washington to make her guest-hosting debut. Kerry will appear on the show November 2. Here’s hoping they write her great material (unlike the tragically whack material they gave Kevin Hart during his hosting stint) and that she blows it out of the water so that we can see more Black women acting on the show the future. Kerry’s been very outspoken on Hollywood’s blatant disregard for hiring women of color for acting roles, so if anyone can help the show get a clue when it comes to casting, we know “The Fixer” can.

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In the meantime, one of our favorite singers Janelle Monáe will also make her SNL debut soon on the October 26th episode hosted by Edward Norton. Last week, Monáe released a music video for her hot new track “Primetime” featuring Miguel. The Grammy nominated artist also kicked off “The Electric Tour,” in support of her new album, “The Electric Lady,” which runs through November.

Hold it down ladies!

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