Here’s the Saturday Night Live Beyoncé sketch everyone is talking about.
In a digital sketch following Melissa McCarthy’s monologue, SNL poked fun at “the day Beyonce turned black,” showing white people who just didn’t understand Beyonce’s new song “Formation.”
The sketch starts out with a voiceover intro referencing the day that Beyonce surprise-dropped her latest single and performed it at the Super Bowl with Coldplay and Bruno Mars the next day: “For white people, it was just another great week. They never saw it coming. They had no warning. Then, the day before the Super Bowl, it happened.”
The video, which is in the form of a horror movie trailer, shows white people going crazy over Beyonce as they finally realize the superstar is black. People start acting like it’s the end of the world once they discover other popular black actors are black.
But at the end of the Saturday Night Live sketch, the video showed that white people still had one singer to call their own. “Mom, is Taylor Swift still white?”