Kanye West to Perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season Premiere

Kanye West SNL (Credit: NBC)

Kanye West has been booked as the musical guest for next weekend’s season premiere of Saturday Night Live.

The Grammy-winning rapper will appear alongside guest host Adam Driver from the Star Wars films and Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, the NBC series announced in a promo clip on Twitter.

Next weekend’s episode will mark Driver’s second hosting stint and West’s seventh appearance on the sketch comedy series.

It’s unclear which songs West will perform, but it’s likely the tracklist will include something off his new album Ye, which was released in June and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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Earlier this year, West was the subject of an SNL skit led by then-host Donald Glover.

Glover poked fun at West’s tweets supporting President Donald Trump in a spoof inspired by the horror film A Quiet Place.

In the bit called “A Kanye Place,” five friends were forced to keep quiet to hide from monsters that attack if you make any noise, just like in the movie. Glover couldn’t stop talking about Kanye’s Twitter feed and the monster’s pounced.

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West got a kick out of the skit and shared a clip of it on Twitter, along with a series of laughter and fire emojis.

Who knows, maybe there will be some new Kanye-isms on the show. Stay tuned.

Season 44 of Saturday Night Live premieres Sept. 29 on NBC, live coast-to-coast.

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