NBC wants to parody Kim Kardashian during the season finale of Saturday Night Live and that has musical guest Kanye West worried that his baby mama will be raked over the coals, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
“Kanye as musical guest is a great get for SNL, but of course the writers want to push the envelope and take advantage of it with a Kim Kardashian skit,” an insider at NBC told Radar.
“That’s not unusual since her famous family has been spoofed before with some very hilarious and spot-on impersonations of a whining Kim. They have to tread lightly because Kanye hasn’t been happy with all the flack Kim’s been getting about her pregnancy weight gain.
“It’s definitely going to be a challenge – the writers don’t want to piss off Kanye so they’re prepared not to cross the line, but they will go as far as they can.”
According to the source, the producers are desperate to spoof the famous and pregnant reality star, but they’re being careful not to cause any “creative differences” with Kanye.
“The writers are pushing real hard for an over-the-top skit and the producers are there to reel them right back in if they go too far. Normally the writers have free reign and just go for it, but there has to be some boundaries when your musical guest is Kanye and he’s super sensitive about the constant Kim bashing,” adds the source.
“They’ve come up with a win-win scenario where Kim actually gets a cameo at the end of the skit. That would probably make everyone in Kanye’s camp — and especially Kim — very happy.”
Kanye, 35, will perform during the May 18 finale which will be hosted by Argo director and star Ben Affleck.
SNL has poked fun at the 32-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star before with cast member Nasim Pedrad doing a dead-on impression of Kim. Kanye has also been parodied on the long-running variety show.