‘SNL’: Ayo Edebiri Seemingly Addresses Her Controversial Comments About Jennifer Lopez: ‘It’s Wrong to Run Your Mouth on a Podcast’

Saturday Night Live host Ayo Edebiri probably wished that she could take back some mean comments made during a podcast about this week’s musical guest, Jennifer Lopez.

Fortunately (and perhaps awkwardly) for her, SNL gave her a chance for amends with its spoof game show, Why’d Ya Say It?

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It all started when clips resurfaced from a 2020 episode of the podcast Scam Goddess, in which Edebiri called Lopez a “scam.”

“Her whole career is one long scam,” Edebiri said in the clip. “She thinks, like, she’s still good, even though she’s not singing for most of these songs.”

Enter Kenan Thompson, the host of SNL game show sketch Why’d Ya Say It?, which asked contestants to explain their comments on social media.

Why, Edebiri’s character was asked, did you write “Die,” on an Instagram video of sweet Drew Barrymore celebrating in the rain? Another contestant had to explain the words left for Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Instagram saying she was “hot for Congress.”

A chagrined and nervous Edebiri eventually blurted out the reason her character posted what she did, a stream that doubled as an explanation for her past J-lo comments.

“OK, OK, we get it,” she said. “It’s wrong to leave mean comments, or post comments just for clout, or run your mouth on a podcast and you don’t consider the impact because you’re 24 and stupid.”

There has been no word about anything similar being said in private this week, and Edebiri and Lopez did not share a sketch, although they did appear together in an SNL show promo.

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