Seth Meyers had an awkward encounter with one of music’s biggest stars several years ago.
The late night host, 47, appeared on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” Wednesday and recalled meeting Beyoncé at a party and having a painfully memorable encounter with the singer. while celebrating the 40th season of “Saturday Night Live”.
“It was the party that only exists in works of fiction,” Meyers said of the star-studded event. “You would never have so many people together again.”
He continued, “I remember my wife and I sneaking through the crowd just as Prince was on stage and you never think of famous people going like that, ‘Excuse me, excuse me.
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As he made his way through the “densely packed” party, “doing the” excuse me “” as he put it, he bumped into the “Black is King” star.
“My face came [very] close to Beyoncé, “recalls Meyer.” Our eyes met and I was like, ‘Pretty cool night, right?’ She said, ‘Yeah,’ and then we just carried on like the momentum had taken us away. “
Unfortunately for the comedian, his wife, Alexi Ashe, noted the awkwardness.
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“My wife said, ‘Wow, you really killed that interaction.’ She said, ‘You better leave your ringtone on because you’re probably going to get a call from Beyoncé.’ “
“It went pretty well,” he joked.
Beyoncé, 39, has appeared on “Saturday Night Live” several times as a musical guest.
In 2001 and 2004 with Destiny’s Child, and as a solo performer in 2002 – which also starred Jay-Z – and 2008. She also made an appearance during Jay-Z’s performance in 2003.
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She appeared in a 2001 skit titled “Just Funnin ‘with Gemini’s Twin” as a former member of a girl group who was “kicked out,” alongside Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
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Meyers appeared on “SNL” from 2001 to 2014, primarily serving as the host for the popular Weekend Update segment. He now hosts “Late Night with Seth Meyers”.
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