Kim has been spotted around NYC this week ahead of the big night and has been sneakily teasing her followers on Instagram with snaps from rehearsals as anticipation for her debut reaches new heights.
And while there’s no disputing that she is a woman of many talents — a reality star turned entrepreneur and billionaire beauty mogul — our girl Kim is by no means a comedian.
In fact, by her own admission, Kim finds any form of performance mortifying and was once even kicked off stage by Prince for refusing to dance.
And so, it came as no surprise that many fans of SNL are somewhat ~confused~ by her involvement in the comedy sketch show, which is typically hosted by actors and comics.
Last month, Will & Grace actor Debra Messing directed criticism at Kim’s hosting gig, turning to Twitter shortly after the initial announcement to ask the question on many people’s lips: “Why Kim Kardashian?”
“I mean, I know she is a cultural icon, but SNL has hosts, generally, who are performers who are there to promote a film, TV show, or album launch,” she went on. “Am I missing something?”
And Debra certainly wasn’t alone in her feelings as plenty of fans quickly followed suit, with some even threatening to boycott the show.
However, being no stranger to criticism, Kim seems to be pulling out all the stops, having reportedly enlisted the help of her ex-husband Kanye West — who just so happens to have performed on SNL seven times.
And if there’s one thing we know about Kanye, it’s that the man is full of ideas.
A source told E! News this week that Kim has “quietly” called upon the help of her ex and that the two have been engaging in “creative conversations” ahead of her hosting debut.
“Kim has consulted with Kanye and asked for feedback,” a source confirmed. “She values his opinion creatively and artistically. They've talked about some different ideas and he has been very supportive.”
And according to the source, it sounds a lot like Kanye isn’t holding back with his creativity.
“He has many suggestions and Kim has been listening. She is taking this very seriously and putting her heart and soul into it,” the source claimed. “She wants it to go well and is completely focused on the task at hand. She's definitely nervous and wants this gig to be a success.”
“Kanye is quietly advising her on her performance, her opening monologue, even her costumes for the show,” another source told Page Six.
What’s more, it seems like we can expect Kim to poke some fun at Kanye, as she has reportedly given him the “heads up” about some specific jokes.
So, it appears that Kim and Kanye, who filed for divorce back in February, are still enjoying working as a team, both in their professional and personal lives — so much so that fans have recently started speculating that they might be rekindling their romance.
The news of their SNL collab comes just days after the duo were spotted grabbing dinner together last week, with Kim sporting what many would call a "Kanye-inspired" look.
Weeks prior to this outing, reports surfaced claiming that the pair had been “working on rebuilding the foundation of their relationship,” per sources quoted by TMZ.
While the sources maintained that the pair weren’t quite back together yet, this didn’t stop fans from getting a little excited about the prospect of a KimYe reunion.
And so, in light of the romance rumours and the apparent SNL reunion, fans certainly have a lot to process.
But it seems that in spite of the confusion and criticism around Kim's hosting debut, fans are largely excited, with many already speculating about which skits she might take part in.
“I’m genuinely so excited for Kim to host SNL,” one fan wrote. “She has so much material for skits! I hope they don’t make her do pointless skits.”
Others expressed their excitement to see the reality star branch out and do something different.
“I pray @KimKardashian allows herself to have fun on this show,” added another. “Don't want to see four other sisters; just her- poking fun at herself having a good time w the cast.”
“So much hate for Kim Kardashian doing SNL,” someone else wrote in support. “It’s a smart move on their part, they’re going to get an entire different audience, also Kim is intelligent and low-key funny. You’ll see.”
And with Kanye not far away, plenty of fans are holding out for a surprise appearance from the SNL veteran.
So, whether or not they’re back together, we can’t wait to see what Kim and Kanye have got in store for us on Saturday.