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Maya Rudolph charms as Beyonce, Michelle Obama on 'SNL'

February 20, 2012 |  1:10 pm

Maya Rudolph spoofs Beyonce on SNL

Maya Rudolph slayed this weekend on "Saturday Night Live," as the sketch-comedy show alum took on everyone from Michelle Obama to Maya Angelou. But the funny lady hit her arguable high note portraying new mom Beyonce.

With cast member Jay Pharaoh playing mogul Jay-Z, the skit (watch it below) imagined the two at home receiving celebrity well-wishers after the birth of their daughter Blue Ivy.

"I asked the doctor, did I have a boy? And he said no, you had a single lady," Rudolph sings to LL Cool J (played by Kenan Thompson) and additional "guests" including Nicki Minaj and Prince.

Justin Timberlake provided some extra laughs as granola rocker Bon Iver, as did an appearance from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (Taran Killam and Abby Elliott).

Rudolph proved a ratings champ for NBC on Saturday, as the "Bridesmaids" actress easily landed the highest ratings share for viewers 18-49. She got a little help from another alum, Amy  Poehler, who stopped by to host "Weekend Update" and to hit her and Rudolph's famous "Bronx Beat" sketch.



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-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Photo: Maya Rudolph at the Westwood premiere of "Bridesmaids" in April 2011. Credit: Michael Buckner / Getty Images