Kanye West Performs New Song On ‘SNL,’ But Fails To Drop New Album

Kanye West Performs New Song On ‘SNL,’ But Fails To Drop New Album

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — ‘Adam Driver’ Episode 1747 — Pictured: (l-r) Musical Guest Kanye West and Lil Pump perform ‘I Love It’ in Studio 8H on Saturday, September 29, 2018 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Last Thursday (Sept. 27), Kanye West announced that he was pushing the release of his ninth studio album, Yandhi, back one day to respect the release date of Lil Wayne’s long-awaited Tha Carter V.

But the new Sept. 29 release date came and went. In lieu of the album, West performed three times on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live the same night his album was due.

The first performance of the night was a live rendition of “I Love It” with Lil Pump.West and Pump dressed up as Perrier and Fiji bottles, and clumsily performed their viral hit. (The song’s music video amassed over 76 million YouTube views in its first week, beating out a record previously set by Childish Gambino’s “This Is America.” At the time of writing, song garnered over 188 million views.)

West’s second performance debuted a new song with Teyana Taylor, “We Got Love.” “I gave birth on the bathroom floor/Just me, Iman and headphone calls/Don’t let this life defeat you, I hope this message reach you,” Taylor melodically rapped. The third and final performance featured 070 Shake, Ty Dolla $ign and Kid Cudi for a subpar execution of “Ghost Town” from West’s summertime album ye.

Despite promising the follow up to ye before the weekend’s end, West is seemingly in no rush to release another album. He brought in $27.5 million this past year, which is quite a feat considering he hasn’t toured since 2016’s Saint Pablo tour.

Yandhi isn’t the only pump fake Kanye fans have jumped for. Just weeks after releasing Life of Pablo in 2016, West announced that he would be releasing Turbo Grafx 16 that summer. The album never came.

Recently West and fellow Chicagoan Chance the Rapper (who brought in $21.5 million last year), may have a collaboration on the way. Two weeks ago, Chance the Rapper uploaded a photo on Instagram with a message that read “Good Ass Job.” Over a decade ago, phrase was the title for West’s fourth studio album.

“‘I’m calling the next one Late Registration,’” he told MTV News in 2003, a year before releasing his debut, The College Dropout. “Then my third album is going to be called Graduation. And the fourth is Good-Ass Job.

Maybe Chance is the accountability partner West needs.

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — ‘Adam Driver’ Episode 1747 — Pictured: (l-r) Musical Guest Kanye West and Lil Pump perform ‘I Love It’ in Studio 8H on Saturday, September 29, 2018 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Last Thursday (Sept. 27), Kanye West announced that he was pushing the release of his ninth studio album, Yandhi, back one day to respect the release date of Lil Wayne’s long-awaited Tha Carter V.

But the new Sept. 29 release date came and went. In lieu of the album, West performed three times on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live the same night his album was due.

The first performance of the night was a live rendition of “I Love It” with Lil Pump.West and Pump dressed up as Perrier and Fiji bottles, and clumsily performed their viral hit. (The song’s music video amassed over 76 million YouTube views in its first week, beating out a record previously set by Childish Gambino’s “This Is America.” At the time of writing, song garnered over 188 million views.)

West’s second performance debuted a new song with Teyana Taylor, “We Got Love.” “I gave birth on the bathroom floor/Just me, Iman and headphone calls/Don’t let this life defeat you, I hope this message reach you,” Taylor melodically rapped. The third and final performance featured 070 Shake, Ty Dolla $ign and Kid Cudi for a subpar execution of “Ghost Town” from West’s summertime album ye.

Despite promising the follow up to ye before the weekend’s end, West is seemingly in no rush to release another album. He brought in $27.5 million this past year, which is quite a feat considering he hasn’t toured since 2016’s Saint Pablo tour.

Yandhi isn’t the only pump fake Kanye fans have jumped for. Just weeks after releasing Life of Pablo in 2016, West announced that he would be releasing Turbo Grafx 16 that summer. The album never came.

Recently West and fellow Chicagoan Chance the Rapper (who brought in $21.5 million last year), may have a collaboration on the way. Two weeks ago, Chance the Rapper uploaded a photo on Instagram with a message that read “Good Ass Job.” Over a decade ago, phrase was the title for West’s fourth studio album.

“‘I’m calling the next one Late Registration,’” he told MTV News in 2003, a year before releasing his debut, The College Dropout. “Then my third album is going to be called Graduation. And the fourth is Good-Ass Job.

Maybe Chance is the accountability partner West needs.