Andy Samberg (as SNL's Shy Ronnie) and Pharrell Pop Up at Santigold's Samsung NYC Concert

Andy Samberg (as SNL's Shy Ronnie) and Pharrell Pop Up at Santigold's Samsung NYC ConcertSantigold on stage with Andy Samberg (as Shy Ronnie). All images by Theo Wargo/WireImage.

Santigold was joined by a couple of guests last night at Irving Plaza in New York City. Pharrell Williams popped out to perform “My Drive Thru” with Santi. Then she said she had a special fan who wanted to try out for a spot as a background dancer during the free concert celebrating Samsung Mobile USA's milestone of reaching 5 million Facebook likes.

“I believe in giving everybody a shot,” Santi said before letting him audition. “Be nice. He’s a little shy.” As the band kicked into the song “Fame” from Santigold new album, Master of My Make-Believe. out walked Saturday Night Live’s Andy Samberg as Shy Ronnie, his awkward, mumbling musician character. 

The red-headed oddball timidly lurked in the background while she sang her first verse, but when the chorus hit, he whipped his body into a frenzy—doing something between dance and a spastic conniption.

As he got more comfortable, he grabbed a mic. “Where Brooklyn at,” he asked furiously. At song’s end he dropped the microphone. “DJ Ronnie,” he said as made his exit to tremendous cheers. Check out the video below.

Tags: pharrell-williams, santigold, andy-samberg, saturday-night-live
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