Cardi played it cool in her first performance of the night, wearing a carefully-made black and white get up that showed nothing, then made her dramatic reveal.
There was an audible gasp from the in-studio SNL audience. There was a much bigger gasp—sort of—on Twitter.
Not all of it was positive.
Of course, Cardi had final say.
As far as the rest of the show was concerned, Black Panther star Boseman was probably one of the most talented guest hosts in a while, though he didn't always have great sketches to work with.
One of the best was probably his straight-faced turn as T'Challa on "Black Jeopardy."
John Mulaney hosts on April 14th, with musical guest Jack White.