Justin Bieber hints at possible stint as SNL host
In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, January 7, 2013 2:38PM EST
TORONTO -- Justin Bieber could be the next musician to try his hand at comedy on "Saturday Night Live" -- or so hints Bieber himself.
The 18-year-old teen-pop superstar from Stratford, Ont., has recently campaigned for the gig on his Twitter account, which has nearly 32.6 million followers.
On Monday, he sent his most direct missive yet on the topic: "maybe im hosting and performing on SNL...maybe. :)"
No official announcement has been made by NBC.
The venerable skit show will return from a holiday hiatus on Jan. 19 with host Jennifer Lawrence and musical guests the Lumineers, while Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine will host the following week's show (with music from critically acclaimed rapper Kendrick Lamar).
Aside from Levine, this season of "SNL" already featured a pop star as host when Bruno Mars took centre stage for the Oct. 20 instalment, while last year's hosts included Mick Jagger and Katy Perry.