The 43rd season of “Saturday Night Live” closed out strong over the weekend, having brought back former writer and fan favorite Tina Fey to host the finale with musical guest Nicki Minaj. Just a few weeks following her album announcement on the red carpet of the MET Gala, Minaj helped out Fey and other current cast members Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant in giving their own unique spin on the Haim sisters in a sketch titled “Friendship Song,” which sadly didn’t make it to the air due to time constraints. Thankfully with the gift of the Internet, fans can now watch the Haim 2.0 supergroup perform their fake song in the pre-taped video sketch above.
The sketch starts out with a dolled-up Fey and McKinnon spotting a lonely Aidy Bryant in the club following some girl trouble. The three women then break into a very pop-friendly rock song with the collaborative vocal styles which the Haim sisters have become well-known for in the music world. The comedians and the show’s producers don’t come out and say it, but anyone watching the clip knows very well which rock group they’re poking fun at. After also running into an ex-boyfriend and unlikable co-worker, the girls are joined by Minaj who casually rolls up to their table and joins in on the sh*t-talking medley with her own rap verse that would probably rack up an impressive number of streams if she actually included it on her upcoming album.
Even the actual Haim sisters were equally entertained at the parody version of themselves, as they responded with some appreciative tweets on Sunday evening. As the old saying goes, all is fair in love and live sketch comedy on cable television.
Minaj’s new album, which is apparently to be titled Queen, is set to arrive on Jun 15. Minaj doesn’t currently have any of her own concerts scheduled at the moment, but she did join Future on stage during Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival recently to give her “Chun-Li” single its live debut. Fans can catch the real Haim sisters when they take the stage at Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Maggie Rogers and Lizzo, one week from today on May 28.