It’s confirmed, Kanye West will appear on SNL on May 18th.
After weeks of speculation about West returning to the show, NBC made an official announcement on Friday morning confirming the news. West is set to perform on the season finale, with Argo star Ben Affleck taking up hosting duties for the fifth time.
Kanye was last on the show back in 2010 when he performed “Power” and “Runaway.” The rapper had been involved in a little spat with the cast before that appearance after they poked fun at him following his infamous encounter with Taylor Swift at the MTV Music Awards. West addressed the beef in “Power,” rapping:
“F*ck SNL and the whole cast / Tell them Yeezy said they can kiss my whole a** / More specifically they can kiss my a**hole / I’m an a**hole? You n*ggas got jokes”.
That being said, Yeezy changed his verse for the show, opting to take the diss out and rap about religious zealots instead.
Not much is known about Kanye’s May 18th appearance, but you can probably expect the lyricist to debut new music. Mr. West has spent a significant portion of 2013 in Paris working on new material.
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