Maya Rudolph’s Beyonce Returns to ‘Hot Ones’ for Another Spicy Challenge on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Maya Rudolph Debuts Hilarious Beyonce Impression on Saturday Night Live

Maya Rudolph brought her iconic Beyonce impression back to Saturday Night Live, delighting audiences with her comedic chops once again. In one of the night’s standout sketches, Rudolph’s interpretation of the music superstar took on the challenge of eating spicy wings on the set of Hot Ones.

Joining host Sean Evans, played by Mikey Day, Rudolph’s Beyonce — clad in a red, white, and blue leather country music ensemble — humorously explained why she decided to give the challenge another shot after her first attempt didn’t go so well.

“Well, this was the only thing I have attempted that I did not slay. And that bothered both me and my husband,” Beyonce joked. “My husband is Jay-Z.”

Evans, taken aback by Beyonce’s candor, replied, “Oh, yeah. I know.”

To which Beyonce retorted, “Oh, OK. I assumed you didn’t because you’re the whitest man I have ever seen. Both your skin and the way you carry yourself.”

The sketch kicked off with Beyonce and Evans trying a hot sauce called Satan’s Taint, which Beyonce handled surprisingly well. However, things quickly went downhill with the second wing. Beyonce began speaking in tongues and claiming her “bones were on fire.”

In a hilarious moment, Beyonce called on her loyal assistant DaRafael, portrayed by Kenan Thompson, to research if it was possible to replace her burning bones with ones that weren’t on fire.

Despite trying various remedies, including throwing milk in Evans’ face and ingesting cocoa butter lotion, Beyonce couldn’t conquer the spicy wings challenge.

“It’s not working! Why can’t I slay this? Why is this janky hot wings show the one thing Beyonce cannot do?” she exclaimed in frustration.

Ultimately, DaRafael had to intervene and shut down the interview with a Men In Black-style neuralyzer, leaving Beyonce defeated once again by the spicy wings.

The episode marked Rudolph’s third time as host on SNL, having previously been a cast member from 2000 to 2007.

In a recent interview with ET, Rudolph reflected on her time on the show, saying, “I feel like I didn’t realize how young we were and I didn’t realize how much we got to play together.” She added, “There’s so many wonderful people that I’m lucky to have in my life because of that show.”

Saturday Night Live airs live coast-to-coast at 11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.

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