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Kim Kardashian West Makes Controversial OJ Simpson Joke During SNL Monologue

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Kim Kardashian West Makes Controversial OJ Simpson Joke During SNL Monologue

Kim Kardashian West hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time this weekend and she didn't beat around the bush when it came to making some controversial jokes.

The 40-year-old's opening monologue included a few remarks aimed at OJ Simpson - whom her dad helped to defend during his murder trial - as well as jibes at her mum's partner Corey Gamble and her leaked sex tape with Ray J.

Kim Kardashian West appearing on SNL. Credit: SNL/NBC
Kim Kardashian West appearing on SNL. Credit: SNL/NBC

When it came to referencing 74-year-old OJ - who was tried for the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, as well as her friend Ron Goldman, and eventually acquitted - she said: "I've been very lucky in life and I know that I'm privileged which is why I try to give back as much as I can.

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"A real passion of mine is getting wrongly accused people out of jail.

"I'm following in my father's footsteps. My father was and still is such an influence and inspiration to me and I credit him with really opening my eyes to racial injustice.

"It's because of him that I met my first black person, wanna take a stab in the dark at who it was? I know it's sort of weird to remember the first black person you met, but OJ does leave a mark.

"Or several. Or none at all, I still don't know."

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When it comes to her mocking herself for her sex tape with Ray J, she told the audience: "When they asked, I was like, 'You want me to host, why? I haven't had a movie premiere in a really long time.'

"Actually, I only had that one movie come out, and no one even told me it was even premiering. It must have slipped my mom's mind."

And speaking about Corey Gamble, Kris Jenner's boyfriend, she went on: "But the one thing I'm really proud of is that no one could ever call me a gold-digger. Honestly, I'm not even sure how you become one so I asked my mom's boyfriend, Corey."

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Oh and not forgetting her mention of Kanye West, she said: "I married the best rapper of all time. Not only that, he's the richest black man in America.

"A talented legit genius who gave me four incredible kids. So, when I divorced him, you have to know it just came down to one thing: his personality."

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Kim Kardashian West, SNL

Rebecca Shepherd
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