After QUITE the week, Kanye West performed ‘High Lights’ with Young Thug on ‘SNL’ Feb. 13, and debuted his new single ‘Ultra Light Beam.’
Kanye West, 38, brought down the house on Saturday Night Live this weekend during a performance of “High Lights,” a hit of his new album he dropped just one day before, The Life of Pablo. He was joined by rapper Young Thug on stage in New York, who is featured on the controversial song. But that wasn’t all, he took part in a pretend rap battle and performed “Ultra Light Beam!” He then dropped his album!
Kanye took the stage with five people for a very emotional performance. He wore a beaded coat, which we are guessing is part of his Yeezy Season 3 collection. This is the song where he raps about Ray J. I bet me and Ray J would be friends: “If we ain’t love the same bitch/Yeah, he might have hit it first/Only problem is I’m rich.” The other best part of the episode was when Kanye pretended to get in a rap battle and performed part of his new single, “I Miss The Old Kanye. We especially loved his song “Ultra Light Beam” which he performed with a modern day choir. He let several people have solos and we thought it was cool he shared the spotlight.
Kanye first premiered “High Lights” during his Yeezy Season 3 fashion show at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 11. He also caused quite a stir with his lyric: “Blac Chyna f-ckin’ Rob, help them with the weight.”
Yes, he referenced Kim Kardashian‘s ex, and also quoted Ray’s famous song “I Hit It First,” that he wrote to Kanye about Kim. So, clearly that was his response. It’s also a little odd that he’d bring up Blac Chyna, who is his own ex’s FBB. He just finished his Amber Rose feud, and now he’s starting a new one — who is dating his wife’s brother.
Did you love Kanye’s performance, HollywoodLifers?