'SNL': Halsey Plays Betty Cooper in 'Riverdale' Spoof

Pop singer Halsey served as both the host and musical guest on the Feb. 9 episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live, which spoofed Riverdale, Empire and Meet the Press.

Halsey played Lili Reinhart, playing Betty Cooper, in a sketch set on the Riverdale set in which Pete Davidson played a background actor taking his role as a corpse way too seriously. Beck Bennett played Cole Sprouse playing Jughead Jones.

The episode focused heavily on President Donald Trump’s recent State of the Union address as well as Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s blackface controversy.

Political digital shorts included another installment of the Empire-inspired “Them Trumps” and a video dedicated to the women of Congress, in which Halsey appeared alongside all of the female SNL castmembers.

In addition to a lot of political material, the episode made use of Halsey’s musical talents. She appeared in a music video for Valentine’s Day and a sketch about girls pledging a sorority in which she sang “What’s Up?” by 4 Non Blondes and performed ridiculous pledge activities like pouring hot coffee in a guy’s lap.

Halsey also appeared in a sketch in which a father, played by Kenan Thompson, told his family that he has been filming himself sitting on cakes for extra money.

As musical guest, Halsey sang her songs “Without Me” and “Eastside.”