‘We’ll be good… ish’: Elon Musk promotes upcoming SNL appearance with Miley Cyrus


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

Musk, 49, 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 wild card, so there’s no telling what I may do.’

Cyrus, 28, added, ‘Same here. Rules? No thanks!’

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

Strong, 37, noted that ‘it’s also the Mother’s Day show so your moms are going to be here,’ to which Cyrus replied, ‘Forget what I said.’

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

In the clip, the Pretoria, South Africa-born business magnate wore an all-black ensemble of a leader coat and back shirt with a bandana tied around his face as 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 wild card, so there’s no telling what I may 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 wild card, so there’s no telling what I may 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

Stir: Musk's appearance at the head of the show has come with buzz, as many fans have questioned why the NBC variety show would cast the businessman, citing past statements he's made and wealth inequality, as Forbes has estimated Musk's worth to be $177 billion

Stir: Musk’s appearance at the head of the show has come with buzz, as many fans have questioned why the NBC variety show would cast the businessman, citing past statements he’s made and wealth inequality, as Forbes has estimated Musk’s worth to be $177 billion 

In another promotional clip, Musk touted 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. I didn’t.’

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

Musk’s appearance at the head of the show has come with buzz, as many fans have questioned why the NBC variety show would cast the businessman, citing past statements he’s made and wealth inequality, as Forbes has estimated Musk’s worth to be $177 billion.

Cyrus has been a musical guest on the show on five previous occasions: Her most recent came in April 2020

Cyrus has been a musical guest on the show on five previous occasions: Her most recent came in April 2020

In another promotional clip, Musk touted 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. I didn’t.'

In another promotional clip, Musk touted 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. I didn’t.’

Past guests on the show who have cause controversy with their hosting gigs include comedian Andrew Dice Clay, as then-cast member Nora Dunn and planned musical guest Sinead O’Connor boycotted Clay’s episode in May of 1990 in response to Clay’s material.

Other past business moguls to host the show include late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in 1990, and former NBC programming president Brandon Tartikoff in 1983. 

Cyrus has been a musical guest on the show on five previous occasions: Her most recent came in April 2020 during an at-home episode in which she sang the Pink Floyd song Wish You Were Here. She’s hosted the show in 2011, 2013 and 2015, also being the musical guest in the latter two. 



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