How do you commemorate one of the most beloved and resilient members of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg? If you have the sense of humor of Saturday Night Live, you do it with a rap of course.
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On a recent episode of SNL, the cast paid tribute to the informally named "Notorious RBG" with a pre-recorded segment. The music video was a rap performed by Pete Davidson and Chris Redd. The song parodied Sheck Wes' breakout hit "Live Sheck Wes", changing the song to be about the Brooklyn-born Supreme Court Justice.
The Notorious RBG is here!
@nbcsnl Haha brilliant— nanou07 (@nanou07)1542581336.0
@nbcsnl This was a great parody and tribute to RBG. Well done.— Jack North (@Jack North)1542550633.0
@nbcsnl This was great.— 🇺🇸DaleWillResist📣 (@🇺🇸DaleWillResist📣)1542520944.0
The song describes many genuine accomplishments of the famous associate justice, including graduating at the top of her class, two movies about her life in 2018, and her famous focus on exercise following a cancer diagnosis in 1999.
As Redd and Davidson rap about Ginsburg, McKinnon reprises her impression of RBG. Probably the best part of the video, McKinnon portrays the justice as the pop culture icon Ginsberg has become. From using a slab of meat as a punching bag, to pulling pranks on other justices, McKinnon seems to be having a blast.
People really needed this tribute.
@nbcsnl This literally made me cry. ❤️🙏❤️— SO 🦋🏳️🌈🙏❤️Build Back Better (@SO 🦋🏳️🌈🙏❤️Build Back Better)1542593360.0
@nbcsnl Can't love this enough!— Ann M Frank (@Ann M Frank)1542651517.0
@nbcsnl This was SO GOOD!!— IaOrana (@IaOrana)1542521739.0
@nbcsnl Not the best show overall last night, but I did love this. Wish this was the full Ginsberg. #snl— JGutierrez Krueger 💛😷💛😷💛😷💛😷 (@JGutierrez Krueger 💛😷💛😷💛😷💛😷)1542554237.0
@nbcsnl https://t.co/rrJPFEG4Kj— Elle (@Elle)1542566446.0
@nbcsnl I LOVE @Reddsaidit and Pete Davidson so much and of course #RGB— Taylor Lindsey (@Taylor Lindsey)1542520219.0
@nbcsnl Love love love it. I ride for Ginsburg too: https://t.co/GKDcCf7S0g Beautiful work @nbcsnl @Reddsaidit and… https://t.co/273D0yQNYg— Mia Weinberger (@Mia Weinberger)1542576277.0
The video comes after news of Ginsburg falling and breaking three ribs, leading to an outpouring of support. The Supreme Court Justice was hospitalized temporarily, and quickly released so she could return to work.