In true big sister style, Beyoncé totally embarrassed Solange at SNL debut

Nov 6, 2016 at 6:15 p.m. ET
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Cumberbitches came out in droves this weekend to cheer on their beloved Benedict Cumberbatch as he hosted Season 42 Episode 5 of Saturday Night Live and, well, he didn't disappoint. It's hard to pick a favorite sketch for the evening, but "Surprise Bachelorette" was pure magic with Cumberbatch showing up in all his stripperific man-bun glory.

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Another highlight of the show was Dana Carvey showing up as the Church Lady during "Weekend Update." It really was special.


But as amazing as Cumberbatch's turn as Saturday Night Live host was, he certainly wasn't the belle of the ball on the Nov. 5 episode. No, that title belongs to Solange, whose SNL debut proved that you're never too old to be embarrassed by your big sister — even if you big sister happens to be Beyoncé.

Queen Bey and her mother, Tina Knowles, showed up to show support for Solange on her big day. They even hoisted her up in the air in celebration, though Solange protested the entire way through.

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"Guys! I'm 30 years old!" Solange sheepishly exclaimed as Beyoncé and Tina lifted her up for a photo op.

But as embarrassed as Solange was — or, at least, pretended to be — the attention from her family was well deserved. Her ethereal performance of "Cranes in the Sky" showcased her vocal talent and demonstrated the eclectic range of the Knowles sisters.

Her performance of "Don't Touch My Hair" was equally as intriguing, and was even a tad reminiscent of FKA Twigs' otherworldly style.

Solange's performances weren't without flaws — performing live on SNL is no small feat — but they were raw and real, and fans were blown away.


What was your favorite moment from this week's Saturday Night Live?

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