Ice Spice performed on Saturday Night Live last night for the first time, bringing “In Ha Mood” and to Studio 8H as the musical guest for the show’s season 49 premiere. She also debuted her new single “Pretty Girl” with Rema joining her onstage to sing. The latter song was introduced by Taylor Swift, whose rumored boyfriend—Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce—appeared in an SNL sketch about their relationship dominating NFL coverage. Watch videos of the performance below.
Pete Davidson hosted this week’s episode, making his own debut as host and performed a personalized rendition of Ryan Gosling’s “I’m Just Ken.” Last night’s SNL marked the first live taping of the series since May, when the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) went on strike after negotiations on a new deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The two groups reached an agreement for a new contract on September 25. The strike officially ended and writers (including late-night staff) went back to work on September 27.
2023 has been a big year for Ice Spice, who thus far has released a deluxe edition of her debut EP Like…?, a signature drink with Dunkin’ Donuts, and songs with Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, and PinkPantheress. Later this year, she will join Doja Cat on some dates of her Scarlet North American tour.