It hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, but Eddie Murphy himself recently said he’s headed to New York for “Saturday Night Live’s” 40th anniversary celebration in mid-February.
Murphy made the announcement Tuesday during his NewsOne Now interview with host Roland Martin.
He hasn’t been back since leaving the show three decades ago — in part because he felt disrespected.
Murphy found one SNL sketch especially bothersome. It features former cast member David Spade, who holds up a photo of Murphy circa his flop “Vampire in Brooklyn” and says, “Look, children, a falling star.”
Murphy carped about it and essentially shunned the show that launched his career.
“I felt s—– about that for years, but now, I don’t have none of that,” he told Rolling Stone in a 2011 cover story. “I wouldn’t go to retrospectives, but I don’t let it linger.”