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Chris Rock to host 'SNL' with musical guest Prince

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Saturday Night Live has scored quite a lineup for its Nov. 1 episode, enlisting Chris Rock to host and Prince to serve as musical guest. 

Though SNL didn’t tweet out the news until this afternoon, Prince himself appears to have scooped the official announcement—or at least foreshadowed it. This morning, he tweeted a photo of Rock dressed as his purple highness in Grown Ups 2.

Rock was an SNL cast member for three seasons in the early ’90s and returned to host once in 1996. Prince’s first stint as a musical guest came alongside Todd Rundgren during a 1981 episode, hosted by Charlene Tilton. Prince has recently released two new albums, and Rock’s movie Top Five is set for a December release.