We all know that Kanye West prides himself on not dealing with the press (unless he’s upset about his placement on the “Hottest MCs List”), but since he’s now confirmed to perform on the season finale of “Saturday Night Live,” maybe he’ll also participate in a skit or two and poke some fun at himself.
The first whispers of a possible Kanye performance made the Internet rounds last week, but on Friday (April 26), an official tweet has confirmed that the G.O.O.D. Music CEO will take the stage on the season finale of “SNL.” Ben Affleck has been tapped to host the May 18 show.
’Ye’s last appearance on “SNL” was back in October 2010 when he treated the crowd to performances of “Runaway” and “Power” from his then-current album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. No word yet on what he’ll perform this time around, but we’d like to hope that it will be a track from his anticipated and still-untitled upcoming 6th solo album.
Kanye has been spending a lot of time in Paris recently recording the LP and fans are getting excited for his new collaboration with Daft Punk. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Robots revealed that he laid down some vocals over drum beats they presented to him, (“It was very raw: he was rapping — kind of screaming primally, actually,” they said) while he also previewed a couple tracks for them.
There’s no release date set for ’Ye’s album either, but we’ll cross our fingers for a single that’s timed with this “SNL” performance.