Twitter is losing it over Maya Rudolph joking that America needs a ‘WAP’ or ‘woman as president’ during debate sketch on ‘SNL’

Twitter is losing it over Maya Rudolph joking that America needs a ‘WAP’ or ‘woman as president’ during debate sketch on ‘SNL’

  • Maya Rudolph portrayed Sen. Kamala Harris during the presidential debate sketch on the season 46 premiere of "Saturday Night Live."
  • After demanding President Donald Trump (portrayed by Alec Baldwin), to apologize to Joe Biden (Jim Carrey), for interrupting him, she referenced Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's hit song "WAP."
  • "I think if there’s one thing we learned tonight it’s that America needs a 'WAP' — woman as president," she said. "But for now, I’ll settle for 'HVPIC' — hot vice president in charge."
  • Fans then applauded Rudolph's performance and thanked her for making the comment. 
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Maya Rudolph gained widespread attention for her performance as Sen. Kamala Harris — and her spin on Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's song "WAP" — during the "Saturday Night Live" season 46 premiere.

During the opening sketch, Alec Baldwin, who played President Donald Trump, and Jim Carrey, who impersonated Democratic nominee Joe Biden, reenacted the first presidential debate. Rudolph's Harris entered the scene to cut the tension. 

"The both of you, this stops right now. You look at me, Donald. You do not treat my Joe like that. He's a nice boy," she said, continuing to demand an apology for his behavior. 

After Baldwin's Trump muttered an apology, she said: "I think if there's one thing we learned tonight it's that America needs a 'WAP' — woman as president. But for now, I'll settle for 'HVPIC' — hot vice president in charge."

Many fans were ecstatic to hear Rudolph's comments, saying that her call for a female president resonated with them after watching Tuesday's shocking presidential debate. 

Rudolph, who played Harris during her presidential campaign, won the outstanding guest actress in a comedy series category at the 2020 Emmys for her performances as the politician on previous "SNL" episodes.

And when she learned that she'd be reprising the role on season 46, since Harris was selected as Biden's running mate, she welcomed the challenge. 

"Oh s—," Rudolph said when she heard the news, Entertainment Weekly reported. 

She continued, "I love going to the show. Any excuse I can get, I love. I just didn't really anticipate traveling during a pandemic, but if there's anyone that can work it out I'm sure Lorne has some sort of invisible helicopter that can get me there."

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