Cedric The Entertainer's Most Cringeworthy Moments At The Emmys

This year the powers that be at the 2021 Emmys opted to bring in the big guns to host the highly anticipated in-person awards show: none other than "The Original Kings of Comedy" cast member Cedric the Entertainer. "It's an honor to be the guy that's in charge — you know, running the post ... I'm the Tom Brady of this joint," he playfully declared to People in the days leading up to the star-studded event.

As reported by the New York Post, Cedric (née Cedric Antonio Kyles) took his role as MVP of the night seriously and immediately got to work in the opening act bringing the house down with his own rendition of rapper Biz Markie's "Just a Friend." "TV, you got what I need," the host bellowed out before enlisting help from other big names, including LL Cool J, Lil Dicky, and Rita Wilson.

Fortunately, the comedian delivered as promised and was successful in scoring many laughs throughout the night — some in delight and some in pure shock and awe at his willingness to "go there." But what were some of his most cringeworthy moments of the night? Keep reading after the jump to find out!

No one was safe from Cedric the Entertainer

No one was safe during Cedric the Entertainer's Emmys bits —  not even the British royal family or the Queen of Rap herself. 

As reported by the New York Post, whilst going over the COVID precautions for the award show, including their strict vaccination requirement, Cedric aimed his proverbial guns squarely at Nicki Minaj, who recently took to Twitter and recounted a bizarre personal anecdote about her cousin's friend who allegedly suffered from "swollen testicles" after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. "We had to get vaxxed to come here," he explained. "I got vaxxed. I did not have a reaction like Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend." Awkward... 

In yet another seat-squirming instance, he poked fun at the royals. "Meghan must put it on that boy because he renounced his throne quicker than Eddie Murphy in 'Coming to America,'" the entertainer quipped before touching on the racism claims that the couple made during their bombshell tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. "Little Archie they need little Archie. I mean Charles can't dance who else gonna teach them how to TikTok?" YIKES. Too soon? We will let you be the judge.

Perhaps, however, some of the most cringe-inducing moments happened off-screen... and on Twitter. "2021 Emmys Review: Cedric the Entertainer Can't Save CBS From Itself," one user tweeted. In another scathing tweet, one user appeared completely unamused altogether. "If your stage name is gonna be Cedric the entertainer, I expect him to be more entertaining than Cedric. And yet..." Hey, you can't win 'em all — right, Cedric?!