Kenan Thompson, Donald Glover and Chris Redd portray the “Friendos” in therapy on Saturday Night Live on May 5, 2018.
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It is only fitting that Donald Glover, in his first host-ship of Saturday Night Live, did a hilarious send-up of the Migos, the group he brought to a lot of folks’ attention when he won a 2017 Golden Globe for Atlanta.

In the four-minute skit, the other two black guys on SNL, Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd (Michael Che only does the news), join Glover to make up the rising rap trio as they work out their ego kinks with a psychologist, Dr. Angela (Cicely Strong).


The good doctor tells the molasses-tongued ATLiens to use “I” statements when expressing their hurts, and more than holds her own when Redd (Offset?) gets a little too hip-hop with her.

In the session, the chubby one (Takeoff?), the ad-libber, also reveals that he often feels like he’ll be ignored if he doesn’t stay in his echolalia lane (“Lambo!”). There were breakthroughs, emotional conflicts resolved and meaningful connections as the “Friendos” worked it out in therapy.

All jokes aside, though, more negus need to get into therapy, A$AP Rocky (who coincidentally made a cameo at the end of the video).

This Kanye one was pretty funny, too:

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Deputy Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.

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