Both Grammy-winning artists joke around with Leslie Jones in the clip. “Yo, Chance, ask Eminem why he won’t battle me,” Jones says. Seemingly baffled, Chance turns to ask, “Uh, Em, why won’t you battle Leslie?” “‘Cause she’ll win,” Eminem responds. “That is correct, sir,” Jones asserts. Chance reacts with a confused, “OK…”
Later in the clip, after the soon-to-be-host repeats his introduction as Chance the Rapper, Eminem says, “Wait. I thought I was the rapper.” Chance responds, “Oh, I should probably change my name. What could it be?” before Eminem and Jones chime in with their suggestions such as “Chance the Hottie,” “Chance the Poet,” “Chance Encounter,” and “Chance the Triple Threat” before arriving at their conclusive idea: “Chancer the Dancer.” Watch the latest promo below.
In a different “SNL” promo from earlier this week, Chance dances with the cast to get ready for his hosting duties. Watch the video below.
This year, Chance the Rapper’s work on the song “Last Christmas,” from the 2016 “SNL” sketch “Jingle Barack,” earned him an Emmy nomination for outstanding original music and lyrics. The song, a parody of Run-DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis,” was co-written with Kenan Thompson and Will Stephen, with music by “SNL” music director Eli Brueggemann. Chance first appeared on “SNL” in December of 2015 as the musical guest on an episode hosted by Chris Hemsworth, performing “Sunday Candy” and “Somewhere in Paradise” featuring Jeremih.