Returning after a three week hiatus, "Saturday Night Live" debut a new cast member and caught up viewers on the latest headlines with the help of host and musical guest Drake.
Sasheer Zamata, the first female African-American cast member on the show since Maya Rudolph left in 2007, appeared in almost every sketch in the first half hour and proved to be a triple threat— a comedian, dancer and a singer. In a sketch introduced by BET personality Sway (Kenan Thompson) Zamata came out dancing as teen Rihanna.
The interview moved to Rodriguez who immediately exclaimed, "No, you're the one who's lying!"
A-Rod, who is suing Major League Baseball after receiving a 162-game suspension as as result of a drug investigation, continued to explain how he is not only suing the MLB, but is also "suing steroids for being inside my body." The baseball player blamed his iPhone's autocorrect for creating incriminating texts between him and Anthony Bosh, who claims to have supplied Rodriguez with testosterone and human growth hormone.
The faux Piers also interviewed Bieber, who was trying to cover up his egg-throwing incident at his neighbor's home by declaring it a Canadian tradition.
The "Weekend Update" with Seth Meyers and Cecily Strong also took on the bridgegate fallout. Meyers remarked, "If you cross this guy," showing a picture of Christie, "you don't get to cross this guy," showing a picture of the George Washington Bridge. Meyers also touched on President Barack Obama's proposed restrictions on NSA surveillance.
"President Obama proposed a series of overhauls to government surveillance program to change the way the NSA collects phone data, for example they'd like to change back to collecting it secretly," Meyers said.
Strong also commented on recent revelations that the Obamacare site is still vulnerable to hackers. "Hey Hackers," she said, "If you could figure that website out, it's all yours."
Drake performed his hit songs, "Started from the Bottom," "Hold On We're Going Home," and "From Time," featuring Jhene Aiko.
Next week's host will be Jonah Hill featuring musical guest Bastille.