Eminem will perform November 2nd on Saturday Night Live, with Scandal star Kerry Washington hosting, SNL tweeted today. Eminem’s appearance will be rapper’s sixth on the show, including his 1999 debut with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, and will come just a few days before he releases his eighth album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, on November 5th.
Eminem has previewed the album with three songs so far, most recently including the tongue-twisting “Rap God.” Meanwhile, his homage to the Eighties rap, “Berzerk,” is still holding strong in the upper echelons of the Billboard Hot 100. The 16-track LP also features contributions from Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna and fun. singer Nate Ruess.
It’s not out of the question that Eminem’s appearance could include the rapper appearing in a sketch or two: he once stopped by the Weekend Update desk for an old-school hip-hop bit.
Eminem’s appearance follows a string of high-profile musical guests on the season so far, including Arcade Fire for the season premiere, Miley Cyrus as host and musical guest and, last weekend, Katy Perry, who performed a pair of songs from her new album Prism. The show returns live on October 26th with musical guest Janelle Monáe and host Edward Norton.