Leslie Jones is a big fan of this Winter Olympian’s Beyoncé figure skating routine

"I’m just going to pretend that she’s me."

If her Tweets are anything to go by, Leslie Jones has been really enjoying the Winter Olympics so far, especially the Beyoncé figure skating.

Taking to Twitter, the Saturday Night Live star posted several videos of her favourite moments from the games with a personal commentary.

For the first time in history, figure skaters can dance to music featuring lyrics, leading French Olympian Maé-Bérénice Méité to use ‘Run The World (Girls)’ as her backing track.


“I’m just going to pretend that she’s me,” said Jones, as the skater took to the ice.

“I don’t see too many sisters on the ice like this, so let me just indulge in my fantasy.”

In a second video of the performance, Jones sang along to the Beyoncé track and captioned the clip: “I bet loved this!!”

Following the performance, Méité told Cosmopolitan she chose Beyoncé because her music is: “crazy, wild, and fun. You can just dance to it, and that’s how I am.”


Other skating performance backing tracks at the 2018 games have included a jazz cover of Oasis track ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘Despacito’ by Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.

Last month, Leslie Jones appeared in a lengthy SNL skit as Oprah following several calls for the American talk show host to run for president in 2020.

“There’s only one job in the world more powerful than being President,” said Jones in the skit. “Being Oprah!”