Lady Gaga‘s not the only one who dressed up for a series of promos advertising her appearance as host and musical guest this weekend on Saturday Night Live: Kenan Thompson got in the spirit, too, with a meat watch recalling Gaga’s infamous meat dress.
She wasn’t impressed with his attempt to ingratiate himself. “Just be yourself,” she tells the comic. When he raises his wrist to take a bite, she changes her mind: “Maybe don’t be yourself.”
The pair also riff on Gaga’s recent song “Applause,” her appearance (when Thompson can’t tell the difference between her and a lamp with a wig), and her name. “I have a question for you, Lady Gaga, if that is your real name,” Thompson starts, in accusing tones. “It is not,” she replies, which throws him off track.
Gaga this week released her third LP, Artpop, and performed a show Sunday in Brooklyn that included a flying dress named Volantis. In addition to her SNL appearance, Gaga is set to spend Thanksgiving with the Muppets. She’s also planning to sing in space in 2015.