Roddy Ricch Pulls Out of ‘Saturday Night Live’ Due to Covid Exposure

Roddy Ricch has pulled out of his scheduled musical-guest slot on ‘Saturday Night Live” this weekend and been replaced by the Jack Antonoff-ed band Bleachers, according to an announcement from NBC.

A rep for the rapper confirmed that the change is due to Covid exposure on his team.

Ricch is the third musical guest to pull out of a performance on the show due to Covid-related reasons, all of which vary. In October of 2020, Morgan Wallen’s scheduled appearance was canceled by the show after photos emerged on social media of him breaking protocol just days before the show by socializing in Alabama without a mask at a crowded bar and a house party. He posted an apology days later, saying he respected the show’s decision and noted that although he had not tested positive, “my actions from this past weekend were pretty short-sighted, and have obviously affected my long-term goals and my dreams,” he said. The show rescheduled his appearance for several weeks later.

For the final show of the 2021 season in December, Charli XCX’s scheduled performance was called off as the Omicron variant reached alarming levels in New York and “SNL” was forced to stage a dramatically scaled-down version of the show they had prepared, with a bare-bones staff and just two castmembers.

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