Ayo Edebiri breaks silence on resurfaced Jennifer Lopez comments during SNL sketch titled ‘Why’d you say it?’

AYO Edebiri has addressed her scathing comments she made years ago about Jennifer Lopez.

In a strange twist, Ayo hosted Saturday Night Live – with musical guest J. Lo.

Ayo Edebiri addressed comments she made about Jennifer Lopez


Ayo Edebiri addressed comments she made about Jennifer LopezCredit: Saturday Night Live
Ayo and Jennifer shared the stage on SNL


Ayo and Jennifer shared the stage on SNLCredit: Getty

In 2020, Ayo called Jennifer’s entire career a scam on a podcast.

Saturday night, she responded to the controversy in one of the first skits on the show, titled Why’d you say it?”

Ayo played a contestant on a game show that challenged social media users, asking them why they made certain negative comments on random posts.

The 28-year-old tried to explain herself through her character.


“Ok, ok, we get it. It’s wrong to leave mean comments or post comments just for clout,” she said. “Or run your mouth on a podcast. And you don’t consider the impact because you’re 24 and stupid.

“But I think I speak for everyone when I say from now on we’re going to be a lot more thoughtful about what we post online.”

The audience responded with howls of laughter, and X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, exploded with reaction.

“Not Ayo Edebiri addressing her resurfaced jokes about Jennifer Lopez’s whole career being a scam during an SNL sketch lol,” one person tweeted.

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“Ayo addresses the JLO controversy in the best way ever on #SNL,” tweeted another.

In 2020, Ayo Edebiri was a guest on a podcast called Scam Goddess. The podcast is dedicated to uncovering scams.

While on the podcast, the then-relatively unknown Ayo called Jennifer Lopez’s entire career a scam.

She opened the segment by saying, “Today I was thinking about one of my favorite scams of all time because J. Lo is performing at the Super Bowl.”

“Her whole career is one long scam,” she continued.

Ayo went on to say, “I think she thinks she’s still good even though she’s not singing for most of these songs.”

Ayo’s comments resurfaced four years later, just before her Saturday Night Live hosting debut.

In a full circle moment, the Emmy Award winner hosted the sketch show on February 3, 2024, with Jennifer Lopez as the musical guest.

The Bear star did not have the critical acclaim or fame she now has when she made the eviscerating comments about the pop diva.

Before the show, Ayo and Jennifer stood together in a series of scripted promotional videos ahead of the show.

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In the first clip, Jennifer turned to Ayo and says, “I’m really excited. I love your show.”

Ayo responded, “I love your everything.”

Ayo said she was '24 and stupid'


Ayo said she was ’24 and stupid’Credit: Saturday Night Live
Jennifer did not react to her original comments


Jennifer did not react to her original commentsCredit: Getty

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