‘SNL’: Beyoncé Melts Down in 3-Alarm ‘Hot Ones’ Interview

Beyonce Hot Ones Sketch on SNL (Credit: NBC)

Maya Rudolph was on fire this weekend as Beyoncé on Saturday Night Live.

The SNL alum brought back her Beyoncé impression as the Grammy-winning singer made an appearance on YouTube show “Hot Ones.”

Donning an identical dress to the one Queen Bey wore to the Grammys earlier this month, Rudolph took a seat at the table with “Hot Ones” host Sean Evans, played by SNL regular Mikey Day.

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Day suggested they start off with a mild wing, but Rudolph’s Beyoncé would have none of it.

“Mild? I’m from Texas baby. This girl can handle her wings,” she said.

As Rudolph made her way through increasingly more spicy wings, she started to melt down and tears poured from her eyes.

“Sorry, I’m good,” she said after taking a long pause. “Your girl’s throat just closed up for a second. Let’s do the next wing.”

She then started to sweat. “Beyoncé’s head is wet. This wing is wrecking me,” Rudolph said with a gasp. “My whole head is on fire.”

At that point, she called over her hair stylist — played by Kenan Thompson — to remove her wig and put six ice cubes on her head.

“Oh my Lord. I’m doing a wig pop with my bare hands. Jesus help me,” a worried Thompson said.

But the singer’s publicist, played by Ego Nwodim, said no way. “Hey, hey, hey! I am Beyoncé’s publicist and you will not film Bey taking her wig off. Is that clear?”

Rudolph patted her head for relief and continued the interview. But after learning there were six more sauces to get through, she called for her agent to end the interview. “Todd, shut it down!” she said.

Rapper Jack Harlow served as musical guest and performed his hit single “Whats Poppin.” Rudolph hosted this weekend’s show.

Watch the “Hot Ones” sketch below.