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Kim Kardashian shuts down Cecily Strong for suggesting a girl group with Halsey in SNL promo

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She’s set to make her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

And Kim Kardashian showed off her acting chops in a hilarious new promo with Cecily Strong and Halsey that was posted to the show’s Instagram account on Thursday.

In the short clip, Kim brutally shuts down Cecily after she suggests all three start up a girl group. 

Sinking her teeth in: Kim Kardashian, 40, was playfully mean in SNL promos released Thursday featuring musical guest Halsey and long-running star Cecily Strong

Kim continued a recent trend toward all-black outfits with a black velvet bodysuit that hugged her curves and featured a high collar.

She wore her lustrous raven locks parted down the middle and cascading pin-straight down her back. 

Halsey, who came out as nonbinary and uses she/her and they/them pronouns interchangeably, looked enigmatic in a golden brown satin robe with a hood that partially covered up her black pixie cut.

The singer wore a dark lip and dramatic eye shadow with the plunging outfit, which was belted around her midriff and highlighted her cleavage.

Cecily was the most traditionally dressed of the trio, with a classic black dress with a plunging neckline and short sleeves.

Back in black: Kim continued a recent trend toward all-black outfits with a black velvet bodysuit that hugged her curves and featured a high collar

Back in black: Kim continued a recent trend toward all-black outfits with a black velvet bodysuit that hugged her curves and featured a high collar

Ouch! She brutally shut down Cecily after she suggested they start a girl group. 'We already said "no" when you pitched that backstage'

Ouch! She brutally shut down Cecily after she suggested they start a girl group. ‘We already said “no” when you pitched that backstage’

Notably, Kim recited her name as ‘Kim Kardashian West,’ retaining her estranged husband Kanye West’s last name, which was also featured on promotional images put out by SNL.

‘Oh my gosh, this crazy thought just occurred to me in this exact moment right now,’ Cecily jumped in once Kim introduced Halsey. ‘Should we start our own girl group?’

‘Absolutely not,’ replied the pop star.

Kim was also a no. 

‘We already said “no” when you pitched that backstage,’ she said dismissively.

‘Oh, you could hear me,’ Cecily replied. ‘I wasn’t sure because security had me in a headlock.’ 

Easy street: In a second version, Kim realized hosting would be easy because she didn't have to write sketches or memorize her lines

Easy street: In a second version, Kim realized hosting would be easy because she didn’t have to write sketches or memorize her lines

In a second version of the promo, Cecily asked Kim if she was ‘nervous about doing sketch comedy.’

‘Why? I don’t have to write sketches, do I?’ she replied, to a ‘no’ from the comedian.

Halsey added that she also didn’t need to memorize lines, as they would all be written on cue cards.

‘Everyone else won’t look as good as me, will they?’ the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star worried.

‘No, absolutely not,’ Cecily replied adamantly.

‘This is so easy!’ Kim replied on a bubbly note. 

Takeover: Earlier in the day, Kim gave SNL's fans a rare look into her preparation when she took over the show's Instagram account

Takeover: Earlier in the day, Kim gave SNL’s fans a rare look into her preparation when she took over the show’s Instagram account

Pretty in pink: The long-running sketch comedy show announced the social takeover in the evening, and Kim commenced to share a short video of herself in a hot pink crushed velvet jacket and matching pants while posing in front of a white background

Pretty in pink: The long-running sketch comedy show announced the social takeover in the evening, and Kim commenced to share a short video of herself in a hot pink crushed velvet jacket and matching pants while posing in front of a white background

Earlier in the day, Kim gave SNL’s fans a rare look into her preparation when she took over the show’s Instagram account.

Although she didn’t appear to be focused on rehearsals for the day, she showed off multiple stunning ensembles for photoshoots. 

The long-running sketch comedy show announced the social takeover in the evening, and Kim commenced to share a short video of herself in a hot pink crushed velvet jacket and matching pants while posing in front of a white background.

The person filming the clip then raised the camera up to the ceiling to show off the studio’s abundant lights pointed down at the reality star.

Showing off: She was previously spotted out in the striking outfit

Showing off: She was previously spotted out in the striking outfit

On set: The person filming the clip then raising the camera up to the ceiling to show off the studio's abundant lights pointed down at the reality star

On set: The person filming the clip then raising the camera up to the ceiling to show off the studio’s abundant lights pointed down at the reality star

To mark her time on the iconic comedy series, Kim shared a snap of her name printed in hot pink on glass in front of a photo of New York City at night.

It appeared to be scratched from removing previous guest stars’ names.

Kim looked glamorous in another photo of her in the pink outfit as stylists helped adjust her hair and makeup in her dressing room.

Her big night: To mark her time on the iconic comedy series, Kim shared a snap of her name printed in hot pink on glass in front of a photo of New York City at night

Her big night: To mark her time on the iconic comedy series, Kim shared a snap of her name printed in hot pink on glass in front of a photo of New York City at night

Perfection: Kim looked glamorous in another photo of her in the pink outfit as stylists helped adjust her hair and makeup in her dressing room

Perfection: Kim looked glamorous in another photo of her in the pink outfit as stylists helped adjust her hair and makeup in her dressing room

Kim looked glamorous as she showed off her second costume change in another video.

She wore chunky black sunglasses with a sparkling silver bodysuit decorated with beads and sequins as she strutted down the hall of the studio.

She was likely taking photos for the title card images of the host that SNL uses at the start and end of commercial breaks. 

New look: Kim looked glamorous as she showed off her second costume change in another video. She wore chunky black sunglasses with a sparkling silver bodysuit decorated with beads and sequins as she strutted down the hall of the studio

New look: Kim looked glamorous as she showed off her second costume change in another video. She wore chunky black sunglasses with a sparkling silver bodysuit decorated with beads and sequins as she strutted down the hall of the studio

Photoshoot: She was likely taking photos for the title card images of the host that SNL uses at the start and end of commercial breaks

Photoshoot: She was likely taking photos for the title card images of the host that SNL uses at the start and end of commercial breaks

Over on her own Instagram, Kim shared another outfit. 

She wore the same glasses but had on a black figure-hugging sleeveless bodysuit.

The ensemble was enlivened with a silver chain dress draped over it, and she also wore long black gloves that reached to her upper arms. 

She pulled down her glasses and gave a playfully look at the camera in another photo, and a closeup showed her getting a makeup touchup.

She wrote: ‘2 more sleeps @nbcsnl.’ 

Glamorous: Over on her own Instagram, Kim shared another outfit. She wore the same glasses but had on a black figure-hugging sleeveless bodysuit

Glamorous: Over on her own Instagram, Kim shared another outfit. She wore the same glasses but had on a black figure-hugging sleeveless bodysuit

Sparkler: The ensemble was enlivened with a silver chain dress draped over it, and she also wore long black gloves that reached to her upper arms

Sparkler: The ensemble was enlivened with a silver chain dress draped over it, and she also wore long black gloves that reached to her upper arms

Delicate: A closeup showed her getting a makeup touchup. She wrote: '2 more sleeps @nbcsnl'

Delicate: A closeup showed her getting a makeup touchup. She wrote: ‘2 more sleeps @nbcsnl’

Kim looked more relaxed in a simple black outfit, which may have been the previous suit minus the metal chains.

She was caught in the midst of reading through her lines as she looked down at her script.

Another photo featured some equipment from on-stage, with ‘Saturday Night Live’ printed on the side and decorated with musical notes.

Kim also shared a photo of trays featuring her jewelry and sunglasses for the photoshoots.

One pair of gray gloves featured a thick gold Balenciaga logo on the right hand. 

The Spanish fashion house has been responsible for many of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s recent looks, including her edgy bondage-inspired suit with a full-face covering that she wore to the Met Gala last month. 

Practice: Kim looked more relaxed in a simple black outfit, which may have been the previous suit minus the metal chains. She was caught in the midst of reading through her lines as she looked down at her script

Practice: Kim looked more relaxed in a simple black outfit, which may have been the previous suit minus the metal chains. She was caught in the midst of reading through her lines as she looked down at her script

Behind the scenes: Another photo featured some equipment from on-stage, with 'Saturday Night Live' printed on the side and decorated with musical notes

Behind the scenes: Another photo featured some equipment from on-stage, with ‘Saturday Night Live’ printed on the side and decorated with musical notes

Delicate: Kim also shared a photo of trays featuring her jewelry and sunglasses for the photoshoots. One pair of gray gloves featured a thick gold Balenciaga logo on the right hand

Delicate: Kim also shared a photo of trays featuring her jewelry and sunglasses for the photoshoots. One pair of gray gloves featured a thick gold Balenciaga logo on the right hand

Kim seemed to be focused on photoshoots during Thursday’s preparations, as that day is usually reserved for building sets and doesn’t feature rehearsals, according to Business Insider

However, she’ll be busier with rehearsals on Friday and Saturday, and she’ll do a longer two-hour version of the show as a dress rehearsal with an audience at 8 p.m. on Saturday. 

Fox News previously reported that she is ‘nervous’ about her live-TV appearance, though she’s had some much-needed support from her estranged husband Kanye West.

‘Kanye is quietly advising her on her performance, her opening monologue, even her costumes for the show,’ sources told the publication.

Despite her nerves, Kim is focusing on doing the best job she can.

‘Its a big challenge but she is determined to be a success,’ a source added. 

Kanye has never hosted the long-running series, but he has been a frequent musical guest with seven past appearances.

Creative control: 'Kanye is quietly advising [Kim] on her performance, her opening monologue, even her costumes for the show,' Sources told Fox News; The former couple is seen in 2019

Creative control: ‘Kanye is quietly advising [Kim] on her performance, her opening monologue, even her costumes for the show,’ Sources told Fox News; The former couple is seen in 2019

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