The sketch parodies the state of whitewashing in the film industry with a fake biopic trailer called “The Jay Z Story.”
Last night, Saturday Night Live released a parody biopic trailer featuring white actors Mike O’Brien, Jason Sudeikis, and J.K. Simmons as Jay Z, Kanye West, and Nas respectively.
The sketch, a promo clip for a fake film called “The Jay Z Story,” parodies the state of whitewashing in the film industry and kicks off with O’Brien yelling, “Cocaine for sale!” Later in the clip, Jay Pharaoh offers up his renowned Jay Z impression but gets shot down by O’Brien in a discussion about his planned musical direction.
The fake biopic trailer also portrays a scene explaining the resolution of the rapper’s beef with Nas and an imagined first meeting between Jay Z and Beyonce.
“I’m Sean, err, Jay Z,” O’Brien says. “I’m Beyonce from Destiny’s Child,” actress Sasheer Zamata replies.”I know who you are. P.S. You’re so pretty!” O’Brien says.
Watch the full sketch below: