Santigold Brings Out Pharrell And Shy Ronnie For NYC Concert

Becky Bain | May 15, 2012 10:41 am

Shy Ronnie — Andy Samberg‘s bashful character who haphazardly bursts out with rap stat confidence and swagger — made a welcome return in Saturday Night Live‘s 100th Digital Short on Saturday (May 12). But Samberg wasn’t ready to put away his red wig and goofy striped sweater just yet. During Santigold‘s Samsung Mobile USA’s 5MM Fans Appreciation Performance at Irving Plaza, the Master Of My Make-Believe singer brought out the SNL character for her track “Fame”. “I believe in giving everybody a shot at things,” she said, before Samberg-as-Ronnie appeared on stage. “Be nice, he’s a little shy.”

This isn’t the first time Santigold has teamed up with Samberg — she provided the hook on the Lonely Island track “After Party”, off the comedy trio’s album, Turtleneck & Chain.

Shy Ronnie wasn’t the only surprise guest during Santi’s show — she also brought out Pharrell for a performance of their 2008 collaboration for Converse, “My Drive Thru.” 

Santigold’s Master Of My Make-Believe is out now on Atlantic. Purchase it on eMusic.