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Kevin Hart To Kick-off ‘SNL’ Premiere Episode For The Year! 'Ride Along' Star Paid With $2 Million For Tweeting

By Aurora Banks | January 13, 2015 10:51 AM EST

Kevin Hart will be kicking off "SNL's" premiere episode for 2015!

The "Ride Along" star will star his year with a bang as he is scheduled to host all time favorite comedy show "Saturday Night Live" on January 17, as confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter.

This is in time for the release of his new film "The Wedding Ringer" so don't be surprised if you get to see some teasers from the film during the show.

This also marks the second time for Kevin Hart to appear in "SNL" following his hosting on March of 2013 with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis as musical guest stars.

As if he's not too busy this year, the controversial funny man is also scheduled to go around U.S. for his "Let Me Explain Tour."

It's no secret that Kevin Hart is one of Hollywood's most famous personalities in social medias and in the latest Sony Hack email revelation, the "Ride Along" star has reportedly received $2 million just for tweeting.

Bikini Robot Army revealed an email exchange from Sony executives discussing Hart's would be role in promoting Denzel Washington's previous film, "The Equalizer."

"Is there a world in which Kevin Hart might retweet an Equalizer post or tweet that he's looking forward to seeing? I know he cashes in on tweeting now...but we are making the last push against black and Hispanic audiences," the alleged leaked email reads.

Allegedly, Hart already received payment for promoting Idris Elba's "No Good Deed" film in his official Twitter account and according to Inquistr it would be easy for the comedian to do the same to Washington's film, "The Equalizer."

"Yep. He owes us. I also got him to tweet on NGD. We paid him an extra 2M to tweet on 2 pictures. Let me [see] what I can do. What would you have him tweet? A :15 spot saying check it out and I can't wait to see this? Or 'how excited am I to see Equalizer this weekend?'"

The said conversation reportedly discussed the type of language Kevin Hart should use in promoting the film.

"We are finishing up some great African-American targeted TV - will have A:15 for him to tweet. Maybe with a 'can't wait to see this' message."

Furthermore, Sony execs reportedly wants Hart to minimize his social media participation as not to get his promotional tweets get lost from the Twitter updates.

"He'll have to add something like how he can't wait to see this [crap] happen or personalize it about Denzel. We recently told him to stop tweeting so much so I have to be strategic in how I get him to do it :)"

This will definitely be an interesting year for Kevin Hart. Are you excited to see him host "SNL" premiere episode on January 17? Sound off in the comments section below.

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