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Charlotte rapper DaBaby makes Saturday Night Live debut

Saturday Night Live airs on WCNC NBC Charlotte at 11:30 p.m. Saturday night.
Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo, DaBaby performs "Sugar" at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. DaBaby, Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5 and DJ Khaled will perform at the second annual Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, to take place Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte rapper made his Saturday Night Live debut, performing as the musical guest on Saturday, December 7. 

DaBaby, also known as Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, joins Jennifer Lopez on the popular sketch comedy show. 

Earlier in the week, DaBaby had to cancel a show in Charlotte after being unable to leave New York City to fly there. He said in an Instagram post he wasn't able to make it due to circumstances out of his control with his jet. 

He said he was upset he let his fans down. To make up for it, DaBaby made a FaceTime call that was broadcasted at the jumbo screen. 

He said in his post that the whole experience humbled him.

"God gave me the opportunity to show my city I’m NOT perfect. While at the same time showing me that I don’t gotta be perfect at all for my city to love and support me," he said in the post's caption.

DaBaby was expected to perform "Bop" off his latest album, Kirk, as one of his songs.

Saturday Night Live airs on WCNC NBC Charlotte at 11:30 p.m. Saturday night.


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