On NBC's Saturday Night Live, Justin Timberlake played a mascot for a vegan restaurant waging a turf war against an irate sausage slinger. As a giant piece of singing and dancing tofu, Timberlake rapped about his love of kale, quinoa, and tofu mayonnaise. In between veganized renditions of "Freak Out," which became "Veg Out," and "Ice, Ice, Baby," which became "Brown Rice, Baby," the tofu mascot repeatedly urged his meaty opponent to "Bring it on down to Veganville!" in a corny Vaudevillian voice.
Rihanna's lyrics ("Yellow diamonds in the light" and "We found love in a hopeless place") became "Yellow quinoa in the light" and "We found love in a meatless place," as Timberlake spun around in his tofu suit, his facial expression ecstatic while a white strobe light flashed down upon him. With a reference to the pig-centric movie Babe, he was able to bring the sausage slinger to veg-consciousness before launching into a colorful, spirulina-fueled "Vegan Harlem Shake."
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