Kanye West followed up his big New York Fashion Week show and album listening party for “Life of Pablo” with an appearance on this weekend’s Melissa McCarthy-hosted “Saturday Night Live.”
West performed two singles from the album (which released early Sunday morning). Joined by Young Thug, El Debarge, Kelly Price and The-Dream, West performed “Highlights” as his opening song.
He was then joined by The-Dream, Price, Kirk Franklin and Chance the Rapper on a beautiful performance of the song, “Ultralight Beam.”
Also on the show, “SNL” cast member Kyle Mooney revealed his derailed aspirations of becoming a rapper. The NBC sketch show, he said, would shift his career in a different direction. But how could he pass up the chance of beating “the greatest rapper alive”? Taking his chance while West was on the show, Mooney dropped a few lines on a bewildered West. After giving Mooney his chance to show his skills (or is it skillz?), West shut the rap battle down.
Watch Mooney versus West below: