Tonight, Saturday Night Live gave you a performance from Kanye West, and it’s pretty darn clear at the moment that this is one of the strangest ones that we’ve seen.
First and foremost, what we got to say about this performance of “I Love It” with Lil Pump is that it may very well be one of the strangest ones that we’ve ever seen on the show. Basically, this felt almost like one of the Liquorville sketches that we often saw with Justin Timberlake. Why was Kanye dressed like a bottle of Perrier, other than a rampant desire to try and get everybody talking about the performance? That’s what is on our mind at the moment.
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As for whether or not this performance was effective at all, that probably just depends on your taste in music. Kanye was a polarizing artist before we even got to some of the recent headlines about his political affiliation. Now, he’s very much a firebrand. This wasn’t an especially political performance, but at the same time it’s going to get some headlines.
Did Kanye actually make any new fans from this? It’s really hard to imagine that he did. We’ve seen some of the Twitter reactions from this performance … and there aren’t very many of them that were altogether kind.
Second Song – This was “Love is the New Money,” a song that featured Kanye alongside Teyana Taylor. This was a more successful outing than the first song — it was one that had more of a clear message to it, one that opted for a much more simplistic staging, and actually showed a little bit more humility from West. If it wasn’t for some of his recent remarks and the controversy around him, this would probably have been fairly well-received … even if Kanye just stood there for most of the end of the performance.
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