West took the stage three times for SNL‘s season opener
As we continue to await the arrival of whatever YANDHI is, clips from Kanye West‘s three Saturday Night Live performances are trickling in.
For his first run at the stage, West welcomed Lil Pump to perform a safe-for-TV edit of their smash “I Love It,” altering the hook to the comparatively harmless “You’re such a freaky girl,” while wobbling around in Perrier and Fiji water bottle costumes. West’s second go was dressed-down and minimalist considering the precursory performance. Teyana Taylor stormed and conquered the moment with West, backs to a bear stage as they revived “We Got Love,” the Keep That Same Energy outtake that got left on the cutting room floor due to issues clearing a voice memo with Ms. Lauryn Hill.
For his finale, West opted for an all-star blowout. The curtain call featured a performance of the KIDS SEE GHOSTS anthem “Ghost Town” backed by the iconic house band, along with Kid Cudi, 070 Shake, Ty Dolla $ign, Mike Dean, and the damned MAGA hat. Really sticking to his “positively-charged” guns here.
Watch clips from all three of Kanye’s performances below as the full videos creep to the internets. Stay tuned for YANDHI.