‘SNL’: Michael Che Takes Swipe at ‘Missing’ Rapper Nelly

SNL Weekend Update. (Credit: NBC)

Michael Che took a jab at hip-hop star Nelly this weekend on Saturday Night Live.

During the Weekend Update, the comedian read a story about Nelly’s recently announced deal to appear on a line of limited-edition Budweiser cans.

As an image of Nelly appeared on screen, Che compared the picture on the beer can to the photos of missing people on milk cartons.

“Rapper Nelly will be appearing on a new line of Budweiser cans right under the word ‘missing,'” Che said through laughter.

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The comedian was apparently referring to Nelly’s music career, and the fact that the rapper’s last studio album — “M.O.” — was released in 2013.

Nelly dropped his debut disc, “Country Grammar,” back in 2000. The Budweiser promotion celebrates the 20th anniversary of the album, along with the rapper’s hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, where the beer company is headquartered.

The “Hot In Herre” performer has been busy with TV gigs lately. He appeared on the BET reality shows Real Husbands of Hollywood and Nellyville. He’s also currently competing on Dancing With the Stars.

The Grammy-winning rapper just released a new single called “Lil Bit” with country duo Florida Georgia Line.

Watch the SNL clip below at the 2:12 mark.