Kanye West performed “Power” and “Runaway” on NBC “Saturday Night Live” this week. What did you think of his performance? People have been tweeting about that and their opinions are very mixed. Some people have said that West totally killed it and others have said they hated his performance. There would be no right/wrong answer. What would YOU think?
West kicked off the 2-set-performance with “Power” with the 24 backup dancers under a white veil. He wore his signature silk red suit and something like a gold crown around his head. He changed the lyrics a bit. Originally he sang, “Fuck ‘SNL’ and the whole cast, Tell ’em Yeezy said they can kiss my whole ass.”
But it seemed like West ran into SNL executive producer, Lorne Michaels, at some point before the show and tweeted, “25 Minutes to dress rehearsal … Just saw Lorne Michaels … uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum …. Akwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard LOL!”
And, he sang like this on the show, “The brown hero, live from Ground Zero/Machine gun flow, made her get a Ross Perot,” and he continued, “And this is disestablishmentarianism / With my night goggles on, got military vision And it’s still a very Christian way to think about livin’/ When you prayin’ for freedom ’cause your mind been in prison/’Cause they tryin’ to control every single big decision.”
And then, he performed “Runaway” with Pusha T.
Since the last year’s Video Music Awards incident, he sometimes tweeted something which kind of insulted himself, so when he mentions a “toast for the douchebags” while perfoming “Runaway,” honestly, it is very interesting to assume what he is suggesting. What’s your reaction?