Fans are eager to see [article id="1633670"]Betty White host "Saturday Night Live"[/article] on May 8, and now it seems that comedy's most favorite OG will be joined by hip-hop's biggest star: [artist id="1269"]Jay-Z[/artist] has been tapped as the musical guest for the show's May 8 episode, according to multiple sources.
Both will appear on the Mother's Day episode, which will feature appearances by a number of female "SNL" vets including [article id="1635857"]Tina Fey (who hosted the show last weekend[/article] with musical guest Justin Bieber), Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch.
Jay-Z, who will headline Coachella on Friday night (April 16), has appeared as a musical guest on the show several times before, but this appearance will mark White's first turn as "SNL" host.
"Years ago, I turned it down three times," said White, who's been enjoying a career resurgence thanks to her role in "The Proposal" and her buzzed-about Super Bowl Snickers commercial from earlier this year. "It's so New York, and I'm not New York at all. But my agent said he'd divorce me if I didn't do it, and I love my agent.
"It's lovely, and at my age it's certainly unexpected," she added. "I've got so much energy, it's ridiculous. I love working. My schedule is a feverish one, and I'm used to that."
In an interview with USA Today in March, "SNL" executive producer Lorne Michaels admits he "always wanted" White to host the late-night comedy program. "It took on a groundswell," Michaels says of a Facebook campaign that began in response to White's Super Bowl ad. "It isn't something we would have said no to," but the campaign "validated that — 'Oh, that'd be fun.' ... It was the outpouring of affection from fans, and we feel the same way."
Are you pumped to see Jay-Z on "SNL" again? What song should he perform? What kind of skit could he and Betty White do together? Let us know in the comments below!