Awkwafina Is 1st Asian American Woman To Host SNL In 18 Years!

Rapper/actress Awkwafina hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend- she is the 2nd Asian American woman and 5th Asian American EVER- to host. In her opening monologue (below) she pays tribute to Lucy Liu who hosted the show in 2000, saying, "Standing here tonight is a dream. Thank you Lucy for opening the door- I wasn't able to make it in the building back then, but 18 years later- I am hosting the show!"

Read more about Awkwafina HERE. :) 

Awkwafina also played GohPeik-lin in "Crazy Rich Asians." Check out one of her scenes below!