Selena Gomez has recently made her SNL hosting debut. And while hosting Saturday Night Live on May 14, the songstress did an impression of her friend Miley Cyrus. However, it seems like Cyrus loved the impersonation. While her SNL hosting debut, Selena told the audience that she’d asked Miley, who is one of her “oldest friends” and someone who’s hosted SNL multiple times, for some advice.
Selena said in her best Miley voice, “She said, ‘Just be yourself and have fun. And I was like, ‘Miley is that just an excuse for me to do an impression of you on the show?’ And she was like, ‘Hell yeah, I’m Miley Cyrus.'” However, Miley showed her support by sharing a video of Selena’s performance. “HELL YEAH I’M MILEY CYRUS @selenagomez @nbcsnl,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of herself wearing a tank top with the same phrase.
Gomez appeared on Cyrus’ pandemic Instagram shows Bright Minded in April 2020, where the pair discussed mental health and Selena’s bipolar disorder diagnosis. Miley and Selena both starred on Disney Channel in the early stages of their careers. Miley was on Hannah Montana, and Selena played the recurring role of Mikayla on the series and had her own show Wizards of Waverly Place.
Previously, it was reported that Selena and Miley are not on good terms with Selena shutting down the speculation in 2016 while noting they ‘never feuded.’ “I’ve always been a fan of yours,” Selena said at one point during their chat. “I think you’re one of the greatest singers ever.” The Wolves singer also addressed her relationship status during SNL’s opening monologue. Gomez quipped, “One reason I’ve been very happy to host is that I’m single.”
Disney alum went on to say, “And I’ve heard SNL is a great place to find romance.” Noting how stars met their significance on the series, Gomez jokingly teased that SNL brought together Machine Gun Kelly and Pete Davidson. The Who Says singer then explained that she has no interest in dating apps, adding, “I just want to put it out into the universe that I’m manifesting love. I would like to say that I’m looking for my soulmate, but at this point, I will take anyone.”