Yeezy cracked a few jokes alongside this week’s host Ben Affleck and castmember Fred Armisen. In the first of three ads, Fred starts beat-boxing in an effort to coax ‘Ye into a freestyle session. “No, no stop. Don’t do that,” West says with a straight face while rocking a bandage on his head.
The bandage is mostly likely part of the joke. On May 10, a video of the G.O.O.D Music spitter walking into a pole while trying to evade the paparazzi was released online. And during a New York performance on Wednesday night ‘Ye didn’t seem all too happy. “So I don’t want nobody trying to run up on me with no cameras, trying to sell pictures and sh– to magazines, asking me no dumbass questions, throwing me off of my focus and sh–,” he belted in a freestyle rant.
During Wednesday’s show, West also let it be known that he will be doing no “SNL” skits. “Hell nah, I ain’t doing no mother—-ing ‘SNL’ skits; this my goddamn life. This ain’t no mother—-ing joke,” he said.
But the rapper took off his cool for the ads. In the third spot, West and Affleck teased Armisen after he branded the trio as “three award winners.” “What award did you win Fred?” Affleck asked before Yeezy chimed in: “Yeah, what award was that?”
Skit or not, Kanye is expected to perform two new songs off of his upcoming sixth solo LP on Saturday night.