Hours before her appearance at the sketch show, Kim and Kanye were seen leaving the Ritz Carlton together as they headed to 30 Rock for the big show.
The first-time host looked spectacular in a bright pink ensemble comprising an ankle-length puffer coat with matching gloves. She paired the outfit with glitter boots and a matching sparkling mini-purse.
She was accessorized with statement silver earrings and huge sunglasses while her hair was styled in a sleek low ponytail. Kanye, who was behind the reality star, donned an all-black ensemble and tried to dodge the cameras.
The “Donda” rapper isn’t the only loved one present in New York to support Kim as she marks the monumental milestone. Mom Kris Jenner and sister Khloé Kardashian were also spotted strolling in the Big Apple ahead of the premiere.
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Kanye Helped Her Rehearse
Earlier this week, The Blast reported that the “KUWTK” star had sought help from the kids’ father to prepare for her hosting duties. A source revealed that Kim asked for feedback from the artist and consulted with him.
The insider noted that Kanye advised Kim on her opening monologue and performance as she respects his creative opinion. Also, the rapper has quite the experience with the sketch show as he is a seven-time musical guest.
Kim, who reportedly considers her hosting gig a big deal, has also reached out to other comedians like Elle DeGeneres, Dave Chappelle, and James Corden to help with comedic delivery.
Since it was announced last month that Kim would host the October 9 episode of “Saturday Night Live” with Halsey serving as musical guest, the reality star has been putting in the work, ignoring all the criticism from the likes of Debra Messing.
It was reported that the mother-of-four spends a whopping 20 hours a day in rehearsals for her debut, getting to set as early as 5 a.m and not leaving until 3 a.m the following day.
Easy Peasy Hosting
It seems the outpour of support from Kanye, the advice from comedy legends, and back-breaking 20-hour rehearsal has made Kim super confident of her abilities to deliver on the big day.
The reality star proved she was anything but anxious in a teaser trailer for the episode shared on Instagram on Friday. In the short introduction that saw her joined by Halsey and “SNL” cast member Cecily Strong, Kim said it was “so easy” to host.