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Kanye West: 'SNL' Performance of 'New Slaves' - Watch Now!

Kanye West: 'SNL' Performance of 'New Slaves' - Watch Now!

Kanye West hits the stage for a performance of his hot new single “New Slaves” during an appearance on Saturday Night Live on Saturday (May 18) in New York City.

The 35-year-old rapper debuted the new song the night before by projecting a video on 66 buildings across the world. If you missed it, make sure to watch the video!

During the show, which was the season finale and hosted by Ben Affleck, Kanye also performed a song of his called “Black Skinhead”.

WHAT DID YOU THINK of Kanye West’s performances on Saturday Night Live?

Kanye West – “New Slaves”

Click inside to watch Kanye West‘s performance of “Black Skinhead”…

Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
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  • Jenniebaby

    Not only did the rant not make sense to anyone but him it also paid homage to him as he clumsily tripped his way through the lyrics, almost embarrassingly so. I kinda felt badly for him for a millisecond. Is it normal for one to pay homage to one’s self when one is claiming to be humble? Yeah, I think he’s either insane or frankly, stupid with a quirky gift to market crap. Marketing is his gift, not rapping, not writing, selling the product is all he knows how to do.

  • mrst

    This is epic. THIS IS NOT A RANT BUT WHAT RAP IS SUPPOSE TO BE! Kanye is upping the rap game as usual. This is how I like my rap but this is also rock and something else but whatever it is, I love, love, love. God bless Kimye!

  • MB

    @Jenniebaby: He didn’t stumble through anything. He just censored his song for public television. Maybe you should think before you speak out next time.

  • Larry Poke

    What kind of a world do we live in where thugs like West get more press than Mother Teresa did in a lifetime.

  • Veego 3001

    I don’t know what you just saw, and the only thing I saw him having trouble with was not cussing or saying the ‘N’ word (which he did at least once. This was dope, & I am excited to see Kanye using his musical talents to give a message to the youth. I would LOVE to see him start really speaking to people about things that matter, not to say he hasn’t before, he has, but both were intelligent & had social commentary. He hasn’t had an album yet that didn’t get constant replay, I doubt he will start now.

  • Reason

    Kanye is a joke. He’s never been relevant and tonight he was the worst musical guest since the lip synching Ashlee. As soon as he goes away, the world will be a better place.

  • sauce

    Electrifying, even punk. Certainly butch.

  • Greg

    Surprise, surprise… Kanye debuts some polarizing, difficult, trend-bucking music, and people like “jenniebaby” and “Larry Poke” fly to the internet to display their lack of understanding of both art and culture. One thinks Mother Theresa didn’t get enough “press” (FYI, she’s a household name the world over and will be in history books forever), and the another thinks Kanye is only skilled at “marketing” despite the fact that he performed one song called “Black Skinheads” that sounded like Nine Inch Nails and another called “New Slaves” that was essentially a narrative. Yeah, what a talentless, opportunistic, commercial hack. Get real…and learn how to appreciate art. You’ll be happier, I promise.

  • Greg


    Yeah, never been relevant…except when he produced half of Jay-Z’s Blueprint, made multiple Grammy-nominated albums, and became a a post-gangstarap phenomenon without ever, EVER doing lyrics about being violent, selling drugs, and so on. Yep, you’re right… just another run-of-the-mill pop artist.

  • i hate kane west

    i hate Kane west. He cool dough –dope as all heck. man check his flow he be amazin he always be fazin me. i rap i got a cool azz group. we cooler than Kane west–he stupid ran into that pole shoppin for a mansion to be a new slave in.–America is sooo rascist. I like Matchbox 21 too my Faves–and Madogma–Green Bay Packas foooo!! IM audi 5000–g word to yalls mova!!–check out my Band be be cooler than Kane WESTS!!!–OUT YALL LIMP BIZKIT + MY GROUP= cool!!!

  • i hate kane west

    He never did anything cool. He broke!! HE BE RENTIN CORS AND SHIZZ!!–Check out my Rap group Jack deerborn and the Hearattacks we play oldies music–we like the band the noodles—Kane be cool we toured with Kane west. He open for us! he broke dough–I bought him 40′s and shizz i hope Kane in the gutter someday–he mean dont give money or food to bums azz hole—-he jerk i love carrie undewood he mean man—matchbox 22 is better than him–Kane fans are thugs with guns!!i hate him hypocrite–i hate america –i slave —but i am rich as hell–nobody tells me what to do–im still a slave??/ cool message!!art is cool i fart on his art

  • i hate kane west


  • Spectoral

    I was hoping there’d be a dirty great big Trap beat drop at the end for about 25 seconds or so.

  • Spectoral

    @Greg: What do you mean by relevant? What does being relevant actually mean? Rapping about something topical? People paying attention to your music?

  • i hate kane west

    I was hoping for a dirtygreat Trap beat drop at the end for about 25 seconds or so–im an idiot thats why i was hoping for this. I think im smart. I know about drum and production im an expert i will show off.

  • i hate kane west

    Jack Deerborn is comming to your town soon. Im already on hot 94 fooo!!Jack and the attacks man we rap so heavy fat like Heavy d or fat like fat joe or pun or jon candy my group be Fat azz like kims booty–Kane ran into that pole!!!–HA AH I ALWAYS USED TO LAUGH AT GUYZ WHO DID THAT AT MY HIGH SCKOOL–jACK IS BACK SO KANE AND KIM AND ALL YALLS WACK.. BUY MY ALBUM

  • Herman

    I just wanna say I love Greg’s comment. And yeah Yeezus is going to be amazing, those two tracks were so diverse and awesome.

  • Rhodey

    Hey, if you don’t like it, then don’t watch it ever again.

    Dope performance.

  • Wot

    He is SO full of himself. His songs are offensive and he is a hypocrite. Slaves encourages violence against women. He lives in that world and he acts like he is on the outside. He is SO in it. He is Reality TV Kanye now. Not God. Not Jesus. Self-indulgent, petulant, whiny brat is what he is.

  • Wot


    And Nine Inch Nails shudders at this comparison.

  • Zac

    @Jenniebaby: the rant made perfect sense. He was making an informed statement about how we’re all slaves to corporate america. Hasn’t stumbling over his lyrics, he was censoring himself because as you know, swearing isn’t allowed on live tv.
    What’s more, the beat was great, and his technique was as good as ever.

  • Character

    @Jenniebaby:Jealous jealousy. Your peanut brain could not make what he was saying so you choose to run him down as usual.
    Fair skinned folks!!!!

  • lechiffre
    this is where he got his song

  • kgirl

    he didn’t fumbe over words. He replaced the n word. Listen to the song before you speak next time.@Jenniebaby: @Jenniebaby:

  • 充气娃娃

    来自大洋对面的留言,how are you……..

  • http://yes ASIANS CAN READ MINDS!!!!!!!!!

    They can hear, and see what you’re visually thinking. This is the absolute complete truth!!!!!
    Asians hide their mind reading abilities by a lot of them having completely expressionless faces so they don’t accidentally show facial expressions when people think things they don’t like, find funny, astonishing, etc, and Asians segregate so their not nearly as susceptible to that happening.
    Asians also segregate, and are untalkative to avoid accidentally saying things that are similar to what people are thinking and going to say.
    Try thinking, and visually picturing things that are as wild as you can when you are around Asians, and look for Asians who give people dirty/particular looks for what appears to be for completely no reason.

  • Kristine

    Are you seriously kidding me?!?!? I am sorry, but how could Lorne Michaels let that JOKE perform on the SNL stage?! Kanye West should take his stupid ass and his gold digging babymama and drop off the face of this planet. He has been a thorn in society’s side since he started performing. You want a rapper who stands for something and WON’T make you wanna pop your eardrums, listen to Eminem. He has absolutely NO musical talent. His whole “I’m not a celebrity” rant was spot on. he is NOTHING!!!! It is such a shame his sorry ass wasn’t struck by lightening when he went on stage at the MET gala and proclaimed that he was God. Trust me, this world would be a MUCH better place if he evaporated from it. He should never ever ever be allowed to perform on SNL again.

  • Bubba

    Knobye, this is boring yack in a bucket. Rap is so over. Try singing for a change.

  • Horrible

    I thought it was gay

  • Love The Shoes

    @i hate kane west: You sound worse than stupid. You sound corny.

  • Love The Shoes

    @Greg: And yet he got your blood running didn’t he? He touched a nerve in you and whether you want to admit it or not, you’re here writing damn near a tome on how unworthy of your time the guy is. LOL! The irony.

  • bbyashu

    It’s hard for most people to appreciate the art when the artists is so polarizing. But if your truly appreciate the work that goes into it, then you’ll see the effort. This guy just once again pushed the realm forward. Bravo! I’m working on getting better myself. Check out my latest beat: thanks!

  • andrea

    kim underwear lol

  • christopher souverain

    @Jenniebaby:you said this same comment on another website, what are you doing??
    if you hate it some much why are you leaving the same comment on multiple pages

  • christopher souverain

    thank god for people like greg

  • Equality4all

    New Slaves is genius work. Well Done Kanye, Well Done

  • BKind

    I don’t care for Kayne as a person but I can and do appreciate his art form. For those who don’t, that’s what it’s all about – his music making a difference in that people talk about him and bring awareness to what he creates and performs. Negative, positive, and indifferent, it’s all good to him. He happens to be a master at what he does and like him or not, maybe don’t hate the player – hate the game because he’s going to go down as an all time great in a game full of players.

  • JeffInMpls

    I despise this bitter, hateful, no-talent, piece of sewer refuse. The only individuals that give him the time of day are the same type. This whole venue is a scourge on our society … like bacteria spreading and infecting the music world … and it gets worse everyday. There isn’t a single executive who has the balls to stand up and say … enough is enough!!!

  • Sammy

    His music sucks doesn’t even make sence, and he’s such a idiot, like really you have a baby with a women who became famous because she had a guy piss on her and is the biggest fameho in this decade the world has seen and your going about the media … No ones going to buy this crap mucis except his core fans and thank God there so few.

  • Greg

    @Love The Shoes:

    Hm…did you not read my comments? Or did you click reply on the wrong name? I’m pretty clearly in Kanye’s corner, here.

  • juliew

    Huh, wat he said, i duzn’t understand, maybe sumone axe him???
    I just feel sorry for that unborn child, what an embaressment his/her parents are……

  • NYC

    He knows what he was saying, idiot.
    He was removing the words because he cannot say them on SNL.
    Go back to school.

  • JRAZ

    I can’t even call this “Music”. Someone said this is what rap should be? Are you kidding me?!? No Doubt Rap has become terrible but there has to be a middle ground between the crap that is on the radio and the crap that Kanye just put out. Lost a LOT of respect a (what I considered) brilliant artist.

  • Greg


    Well, that’s sort of what I was trying to address in my post. I’m not sure by which definition of “relevance” people are saying he comes up short. He’s commercially successful and has maintained artistic integrity. He’s recognized by peers and critics alike for being one of the best producers around

  • http://?? d-bag

    as usual this guy only makes sense to himself. this is not music its just a guy on a stage kissing his own ass. How irrevelent this man is. it’ll be a better day when he falls off the radar. This guy is an idiot.

  • sean g.

    put a c in front of rap and thats what it truly is.btw.the expensive homes and cars in 90percent of (crap) videos are rented just for the shoot.theese so called artist like to call them selves gangsters(lol)they couldnt hold up a real gangsters jock strap!so pull up your pants and learn the kings english.the world does not need another over paid ,under educated, media icon.

  • NewNew!

    Yes! Kanye! Airing out dirty laundry. The people who do not understand are the people who do not know the struggle. This song is much deeper than anyone is willing to go. You can’t go that deep and not feel some kind of guilt. Some people can pretend they have no idea what hes talking about but, you know he’s speaking truth. Its time to stop shucking and jiving! My people!

  • http://@ashley_ollitsac yeezy taught me

    Kanye did it again. WHO ELSE DO YOU KNOW THAT RELEASED THEIR SONGS BY PROJECTING THEM ON BUILDINGS ALL OVER THE WORLD?! Love his art and the emotions he puts into his music. During both performances last night, I saw a talented artist doing what he loves. And doing an AMAZING job at that. This man has done amazing things in his life. I can’t wait to see what he has in store next, especially on June 18. These beats are dope. Love you Kanye!

  • http://none Larry

    He’s slave alright; a slave to money, jewelry, young gals; hell you name it. Otherwise, he’s about 55 years too late. His chains are all gold and diamond crusted. How much does he tip the guy with the squeegee as his limo is being driven out of town or is the bottle of ‘Cristal’ blocking his view? Real grunts in the military used to call the wannabees POGs. Hmmmmm. Grab his mike, someone.