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Pete Davidson Addresses Controversy Surrounding Elon Musk Hosting ‘SNL'

Pete Davidson discussed the elephant in the room by giving his honest take on Elon Musk's upcoming hosting debut on "Saturday Night Live"

Elon Musk (left) and Pete Davidson (right).
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Funny you should ask.

Pete Davidson has a lot on his mind, including how he feels about the upcoming host of "Saturday Night Live." The 29-year-old star isn't joking around when he says he doesn't understand the controversy surrounding Elon Musk's "SNL" debut, in which he's set to take the famous stage in Studio 8H this Saturday.

Speaking to Seth Myers on "Late Night With Seth Myers," Davidson addressed the elephant in the room.

"I don't know why people are freaking out," the comedian told the former "SNL" star on Tuesday. "They're like, 'Oh I can't believe that Elon Musk is hosting!' And I'm like, 'The guy that makes the earth better kinda and makes cool things and sends people to Mars?'"

Davidson admitted that he hadn't met the Tesla CEO. However, he made plans to have dinner with him and "SNL" producer Lorne Michaels following his appearance on the late-night talk show.

As he shared, "I'm really excited, man. I'm gonna ask him for like a Tesla or some s---."

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Like Davidson, Weekend Update co-host Michael Che recently discussed the SpaceX chief designer's upcoming gig on "Late Night."

"That's gonna be exciting, too," he told the host earlier this week. "He's the richest man in the world, how could you not be excited for that?"

However, not everyone is eager to see Musk partake in the long-running sketch show.

Last month, "SNL" announced Musk as an upcoming host, with Miley Cyrus as the musical guest. Since the announcement, many have criticized both the series and NBC for booking the 49-year-old star.

Even some "SNL" cast members have expressed their dismay. Bowen Yang responded to one of Musk's tweets.

"Let's find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is," Musk previously shared, to which the comedian replied on Instagram Stories, "What the f--- does that even mean?"

Per CNBC, cast member Andrew Dismukes took to his Instagram Stories as well and posted a photo of "SNL" alum Cheri Oteri, and wrote, "ONLY CEO I WANT TO DO A SKETCH WITH IS Cher-E Oteri."

Adding more fuel to the fire? Musk recently tweeted, "Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?" And it didn't take long for people online to poke fun at his post, including "SNL" star Chris Redd.

"First I'd call Em sketches," he quipped, with Chrissy Teigen chiming in, "Im so secondhand uncomfortable lmao these dynamics."

Come Saturday, fans will see how everything unfolds.

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