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The 43rd season of Saturday Night Live kicks off this weekend in a major way. Actor Ryan Gosling serves as guest host, and JAY-Z will appear as musical guest. Ahead of the season premiere, SNL drops a promo in anticipation of the broadcast. In the short clip, the mogul/rapper chooses to give that awkward silence until Gosling recalls an encounter at Coachella.

This will serve as JAY-Z’s sixth overall appearance and fourth as a solo artist. Watch the promo below and catch the season premiere on Saturday at 11:30 pm. EST on NBC.

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Previously: JAY-Z to Perform on Saturday Night Live In September