Wait, Is Jennifer Lopez or J.Lo Performing on ‘SNL’ This Weekend? These New Promos Aren’t Sure

Jennifer Lopez is performing on Saturday Night Live this weekend — or will it be J.Lo?

In promos for Saturday’s new episode, this week’s host — first-timer Ayo Edebiri — introduces Lopez as the musical guest, much to SNL castmember Heidi Gardner’s disappointment.


“Nuts, I thought it was going to be J.Lo!” Gardner laments.

“I am J.Lo,” Lopez informs her, to which Gardner replies, “Lady, she just said your name was Jennifer Lopez.”

After explaining that J.Lo is short for Jennifer Lopez, Edebiri says that her name Ayo is actually short for “I owned the first combination Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins.” “Really?” a stunned Gardner asks. “No,” Edebiri admits.

Elsewhere in the promos, Lopez tells Edebiri she’s really excited to share the episode because “I love your show” — referencing the actress’ Emmy-winning dramedy series The Bear. “I love your everything,” Edebiri shoots back. What does Gardner love? “A brisk fall morning where the light is just beginning to paint the landscape.”

Later, Gardner suggests the trio do “something really funny together this week,” to which Edebiri suggests locking SNL castmember Bowen Yang in a green room. “I already did that this morning,” Lopez says. “Oh, I meant like a sketch — is he OK?” Gardner worries.

While this marks Edebiri’s first time hosting, it will be Lopez’s fourth time on the show — once as the musical guest, once as the host, and twice pulling double-duty in 2001 and 2010.

Lopez is promoting her upcoming ninth studio album, This Is Me… Now, which serves as a sequel to 2002’s This Is Me… Then. Last month, she released the project’s first single, “Can’t Get Enough,” followed by a remix with Latto. In January, Edebiri took home the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as Sydney in The Bear as well as the Golden Globe for best actress – television series musical or comedy.

Watch the new promos below.

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