JoJo Siwa attends the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards at Dolby Theatre on April 01, 2024 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Watch: JoJo Siwa Is Laughing With Us at 'SNL' Gay Pop Parody

Emell Adolphus READ TIME: 2 MIN.

Pop stars are born, and then they grow up. And it seems JoJo Siwa is somewhere in between.

After shocking her longtime tween fans with a new rock-inspired look, a major departure from signature glitter and bows, the world took notice. Naturally, that also meant that "Saturday Night Life" took notice and had a few laughs at Siwa's expense in a parody featuring cast member Chloe Fineman as Siwa on "Weekend Update."

Watch Chloe Fineman as JoJo Siwa on "Saturday Night Live," May 4, 2024.

Fineman hilariously leaned into Siwa's "bad girl" persona, including the KISS-inspired black-and-silver jumpsuit Siwa slipped into for her transformation.

"I used to be rainbow sparkles... now I'm black sparkles!" said Fineman, channeling Siwa. "I look like if a figure skater joined a street gang!"

However, no one seemed to enjoy the parody more than the real JoJo Siwa.

In reaction to the "SNL" skit, Siway posted on her Instagram Story, "ICONIC. I literally don't know what to say. This is f-ing crazy. 3 and a half minute skit on SNL..."

To explain, Siwa has just launched into a new era with her newly released single "Karma," accompanying choreography, and edgier attitude.

After garnering some critiques for her comments in a Billboard interview about her "inventing" certain pop music, Siwa made another statement to TMZ, Siwa and defined the era as "gay pop," explaining that she just wants to "make it more clear that gay pop is a genre," Siwa said. "I am not the inventor of gay pop, for sure not. But I do want to be a piece of making it bigger than it already is. I Want to bring more attention to it... I'm not the president [of gay pop], but I might be the CEO, or the CMO. I can be the CMO, the chief marketing officer, and use my marketing tactics whether people like it or not."

Of course, not everyone is on board with the rebrand: "I miss the old Jojo 😪" said one social media commentator.

But, it's a bold move. And though we don't know much about this "new" JoJo Siwa, we do know that she isn't afraid to make fun of herself.

Watch Siwa's video for "Karma" below. Is it a gay pop bop?

by Emell Adolphus

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