‘We’ll be good … ish’: Elon Musk to promote the upcoming SNL gig with Miley Cyrus

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Elon Musk appeared in a commercial on Thursday promoting his upcoming performance on Saturday Night Live alongside the show’s musical guest Miley Cyrus and Cecily Strong.

Musk, 49, indirectly addressed the controversy surrounding his performance in the clip: “ Hi, I’m Elon Musk, and I’m hosting SNL this week with musical guest Miley Cyrus. And I’m a wildcard, so there’s no telling what I can do. ‘

Cyrus, 28, added: ‘Same here. Rules? No thank you!’

The latest: Elon Musk, 49, appeared in a commercial on Thursday promoting his upcoming performance on Saturday Night Live alongside musical guest Miley Cyrus, 28, and Cecily Strong, 37 from the show.

The latest: Elon Musk, 49, appeared in a commercial on Thursday promoting his upcoming performance on Saturday Night Live alongside musical guest Miley Cyrus, 28, and Cecily Strong, 37 from the show.

Strong, 37, noted that “ It’s also the Mother’s Day show, so your moms will be here, ” to which Cyrus replied, “ Forget what I said. ”

The Tesla and SpaceX founder added, ‘Okay, we’ll be good … ish.’

In the clip, the Pretoria, South Africa-born business magnate wore an all-black ensemble of a leader jacket and back shirt with a bandana tied around his face like an improvised face mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cyrus wore a red boa with a black face mask, while Strong wore a black silk outfit with a bow.

Front and Center: Musk indirectly addressed the controversy surrounding his appearance in the clip: 'Hi, I'm Elon Musk, and I'm hosting SNL this week with musical guest Miley Cyrus.  And I'm a wildcard, so there's no telling what I can do '

Front and Center: Musk indirectly addressed the controversy surrounding his appearance in the clip: ‘Hi, I’m Elon Musk, and I’m hosting SNL this week with musical guest Miley Cyrus. And I’m a wildcard, so there’s no telling what I can do ‘

Stylish: Cyrus wore a red boa with a black face mask, while Strong wore a black silk outfit with a bow

Stylish: Cyrus wore a red boa with a black face mask, while Strong wore a black silk outfit with a bow

Rudder: Musk's appearance at the head of the show has come with a buzz as many fans have wondered why the NBC variety show would cast the businessman, citing past statements he made and inequality in wealth, as Forbes' value Musk has estimated at $ 177 billion.

Rudder: Musk’s appearance at the head of the show has come with a buzz as many fans have wondered why the NBC variety show would cast the businessman, citing past statements he made and inequality in wealth, as Forbes’ value Musk has estimated at $ 177 billion.

In another promotional video, Musk praised his ongoing work with SpaceX, saying, ‘I just did a successful rocket launch this week,’ to which Strong said, ‘Wow, well, I did my laundry … actually, no. Not me. ‘

In an earlier promo on Twitter, Musk was seen combing through scripts at the show’s headquarters in New York City.

Musk’s appearance at the head of the show was accompanied by buzz as many fans wondered why the NBC variety show would cast the businessman, citing past statements he made and wealth inequality, as Forbes has estimated Musk’s worth at $ 177 billion.

Cyrus has been a musical guest on the show five times, her most recent coming in April 2020

Cyrus has been a musical guest on the show five times, her most recent coming in April 2020

In another promotional video, Musk praised his ongoing work with SpaceX, saying, 'I just did a successful rocket launch this week,' to which Strong said, 'Wow, well, I did my laundry ... actually, no.  Not me.  '

In another promotional video, Musk praised his ongoing work with SpaceX, saying, ‘I just did a successful rocket launch this week,’ to which Strong said, ‘Wow, well, I did my laundry … actually, no. Not me. ‘

Previous guests on the show who have caused controversy with their guest appearances include comedian Andrew Dice Clay, as then-cast member Nora Dunn, and scheduled musical guest Sinead O’Connor boycotted Clay’s episode in May 1990 in response to Clay’s material.

Other past business executives hosting the show include late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in 1990 and former NBC programming chairman Brandon Tartikoff in 1983.

Cyrus has already been a musical guest on the show five times: her most recent came in April 2020 during a home episode in which she sang the Pink Floyd song Wish You Were Here. She hosted the show in 2011, 2013 and 2015, and was also the musical guest in the last two.

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