Maya Rudolph Takes On Rachel Dolezal (And Nails It)

Photo: Courtesy of NBC.
It was only a matter of time. Last night, on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Maya Rudolph busted out her impression of Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the Spokane branch of the NAACP who resigned after being outed as a white woman passing for African-American.

Meyers shows a clip of Dolezal at the outset of the scandal, acting quite baffled when a reporter asks her if her parents are Black. Then Rudolph throws on a giant curly-haired wig and, well...just watch:

Photo: Courtesy of NBC.
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Rudolph said that since the story broke, people have been begging her to play Dolezal. "It happens to me every day. People are like, 'Oh, it's too bad you haven't been on SNL since 2007. You gotta play this lady!'" she said. "And I have to say, the whole thing, it's very fascinating to me."

Rudolph — whose mom, the late singer Minnie Riperton, was African-American — looks pretty similar to Dolezal (or at least to how Dolezal has been presenting herself), which makes her a natural candidate for this impersonation. But, watching her, we gotta say: We wish she was around to mock all the news stories.
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