Kanye West’s SNL Return

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Lorne Michaels shouldn’t have all that power. Well he did and it was out with the SNL shot and in with a new verse as Kanye performed “Power” for his SNL return. Afterwards, he brought out Pusha T for “Runaway”.

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UPDATE: Rockabye Review transcribed second verse after the jump.

The brown hero, live from Ground Zero
Machine gun flow, made her get a Ross Perot
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
You ain’t effin’ the system, then why the eff is you livin’?
Look, dawg, you can cop whatever suits you on
Three-piece, cuff links and the accoutrements
They been feedin’ us ish without the nutrients
So I’m back with another hit to let the truth be known
And your boy still fresh with the Gucci on
Them Italians sure know how to make what the moodies want
And they really can’t take what Doobie on
But I be on the same thing ’til you prove me wrong

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  • So Icy Boi!

    How Many dick riders gonna say this was dope??

  • Dro Pesci

    bodied! that is the best set I have ever seen on SNL. dopenessss

  • Gus

    runaway with the extra tidbits from the mpc is great. could we possible see this on the itunes version tomorrow?

  • http://errolgames.com Errol

    Kanye and his red suits.

  • Anthony

    This…..was dope.

  • LUCAS

    SMH @ KANYE AND HIS DEVIL SUITS! OTHER THAN THAT IT WAS A GOOD PERFORMANCE! PROPS TO HIM FOR NOT GOING TO BET ! BET IS A FUCKIN JOKE !

  • So Icy Boi!

    Kanye love wearing his Freemason red outfit

  • http://errolgames.com Errol

    I like how he edited himself on his Runaway performance. Hands down one of the best performers in the game. Can’t wait for the next album/tour Yeezy

  • NuJew

    Who the fuck is that ”other guy”? Lol

  • So Icy Boi!

    @Errol best performer? what he do so special ?? …im speakin to somebody who brought 2 Soulja Boy albums

  • GetMoney

    @So Icy Boi! How can you call ppl dickriders when you ride Gucci’s dick (no homo) more than anyone?Kanye>1000 other rappers > Gucci Mane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jetsset

    no one man should have all that Pussy!!!!!!

  • Frontrunner

    Top of the food chain…

  • So Icy Boi!

    @GetMoney ….naw nigga yall overrate niggas to much i didnt see shit special about that performance same as the VMAs nigga if a artist like Soulja Boy did that shit yall would hate but since Kanye did it its special fuk outta here

  • oh yeah

    GREAT is all I can spell

  • ummm

    @So Icy Boi!

    The problem with your comment is, nobody else would do something like that, besides Kanye. That’s what makes him so G.O.O.D.

  • GetMoney

    @So Icy Boi! Soulja Boy will be copying that shit in about 3 yrs. (if he’s still around).Kanye is always onto the next shit.Co-Sign @ummm btw.

  • still best rite now!!

    fuckin genius!

  • http://www.myspace.com/marko4aoc marko v

    DOPE

  • Cole For President

    Yeezy for president

  • Mars

    killed it

  • oh yeah

    @So Icy Boi! euuuuh of course that’s the definition of being special you idiot, no one else BUT him is doing that. If souldya boi did that shit he wouldn’t be special because he would be on some KANYE shit. Ye is on his OWN lane, definition of authenticity…..therefore you comment was WACK

  • whomever

    NICE!!!

  • So Icy Boi!

    Ima keep it real the power performance was good i didnt see it at first

  • m

    Kanye is always ahead of his time. The man is a genuis

  • GetMoney

    Yes @So Icy Boi! can’t even hate on Ye’s “Power” preforance.lol

  • Haters are annoying

    i watched it ! best snl performance mr west

  • Post no billz

    Dope.. No1 has ever done any shit like that for an snl perfornace..

  • D!A!E

    No balls….I’m a HUGE Kanye fan, but Where was “Fuck SNL”???? LAME….I watched SNL just to see him say that….

  • http://twitter.com/Imran_Said mr. rager

    I was There Live. Kanye was by far the best part of the show. Waiting in line for 8 hours just to get tickets was worth it

  • im THE MONSTER!!

    that suit needs to be washed by now!

  • Abc123g

    Yall can hate but Kanye is a genius. One of the most creative artist ever.

  • Chris

    This was dope

  • clark-marshall

    kanye west 2010 wardrobe providd by hienz

  • Android

    @so icey boy. Youre Gucci stannery makes any and everythng you say irrelevant! Got that!

  • Android

    your>

  • Andoi

    The new Power verse was dope, performance was decent. Extra props to him for doing something different.
    Looking forward to the next European tour.

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  • Big Mak

    Pussy for not saying the ”fuck SNL and their whole cast”

  • DOZEZ

    i think yeezys a blood lol…

  • dani

    that was great.
    i’ve never seen a performance on snl so big.

  • Breezy

    Look at this stupid monkey nigger running around with his shiny bad boy red suit. he wore the same thing at em/ jay z concert and mtv awards.

    “in this white mans world we the ones chosen”

    too bad EMINEM is the chosen one, nigger…

  • Blahbo

    KANYE WEST= brilliant producer/ beatsmith, decent rapper, shit singer… Stick to your strength(s), brother…

  • E

    damn theese performances were insane! so unexpected…

  • mac DIESEL

    DAMN, THAT VERSE WAS DOPE!!!! “POWER” PERFORMANCE WAS DOPE!!!! THE OTHER PERFORMANCE WAS AIIGHT!!!! NOTHIN’ DIFFERENT FROM THE MTV PERFORMANCE!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • http://WWW.MySpace.com/NUcleousofall Yahlove

    was transcribed wrong, he said “them italians sho know what them moulies want” its an italian slur fo black people. tha performance was tight, ya on tha dick if ya hate.

  • mac DIESEL

    @Breezy

    WITHOUT THAT “NIGGER” MUSIC THAT GREAT WHITE HOPE OF YOURS WOULD STILL BE TRAILER PARK SHIT!!!! U RACIST PRICK!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Belize

    Great performances, Ye. :)

  • Eyerone

    2 things; im disappointed cuz he changed the 2nd verse.

    im also disappointed that he damn near fucked up pusha t’s verse on runaway. i dont know wtf kanye doin but he was way off on the mpc tonite. props to pusha for not fumbling or slipping on his words as kanye coulda ruined the whole verse for dude…

  • Black McJagger

    Kanye is def one of the best performers we have today especially Hip Hop wise

  • Madrid-Spain

    kanye= “good producer but wack rapper “

  • Truth

    Loved it. But ima Kanye fan so. Power was just ok. But Runaway was great. Wish he had a bigger space to move like the VMA’S

  • E

    kanye= “wack producer but good rapper “

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    F

  • http://apollokidz.com Fluff Daddy

    He said “And I’m still fresh with the Gucci on/ Man, them Italians sure know how to make what the Mulis want”

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  • Jambi

    Wow.

    “One of the most creative artist ever”

    One of the most out of the ass observations ever.

  • Jambi

    also:

    Should’ve stayed behind the boards, just like Diddy.

  • bry

    its “moolies” the n word in italian. not moodies.

  • Dirty G

    Hey @Mr Rager. Did you get to keep your Ticket Cause i wanted to keep Mine. Also you didnt get any pictures did you, cause i was looking for some. 1st time at SNL i came from dc and got into nyc at 6am waited in line like 1 hour and was the last guy in the door. Kanye was awesome but that damn auto tune needs to stop. Good to see Pusha T getting some shine. Gonna laminate my wristband.

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    F

  • isaac

    LOL stealing eminem’s ideas and using antidisestablishmentarianism in a rap, WHAT A FUCKING TOOL. you’re grasping kanye, you’re grasping.

  • Lu

    Wow….

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  • Briana

    This guys is amazing!

  • http://andandandandblog.blogspot.com/ Raymond Bann

    That was one of the best sets on SNL ever. I think it’ll be tagged a classic. Only Kanye could turn a promo TV gig into a piece of art. Even if you weren’t feeling it, you gotta at least respect that he’ll try something different.

  • Weezy84383

    LOL he slipped during Power

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  • http://twitter.com/Imran_Said mr. rager

    no not my ticket but my wrist band i kept. Yea i got pics after though cause they made us turn off the phones. Got pics with Ryan Leslie, Andy Samberg, Kenan, and other cast members. No kanye though he never came out where everyone else did. Kenan was the only dude with a limo and groupies though LOL. Packed like 6 girls in his car

  • http://errolgames.com Errol

    @soicyboi you must have missed the glow in the dark tour.

  • No Days Off

    is Hov mad that its all red everything now and not all black?

  • djnerdnyc

    Yeezy is a genuis but he’s no arabmusik on the mp3, he needs to stop with this off tempo live samples, he completely through off the timing for pusha’s verse, open up ya ears folks.

  • yepANDnope

    @isaac,

    Not trying to be a jerk, but everything you said in that sentence is wrong.

    1. antidisestablishmentarianism isnt even CLOSE to being a word. I’m pretty sure you meant to express the idea of being “against the establishment” for which the word is simply “disestablishment.” When you add “anti” to it, it becomes a double negative which actually means the opposite of what you were trying to say so what you ACTUALLY ended up saying is “Eminem is FOR the establishment.” lol.

    2. You implied that the idea of using rap music to express “disestablishment” ideals originated when Eminem? lol?? You DO realize that this has pretty much been embodied by every rapper since the beginning of rap right? lol. One could almost go as far as to say that this idea IS rap?

  • yepANDnope

    Sorry @isaac,

    im kinda sleepy. “Anti establishment” is probably what you meant specifically. So i guess (no pun intended) you can just take out the “dis?” lol.

  • LITERATE LISTENER

    There are 3 mistakes in that transcription:

    1. “Look, dawg, you can cop whatever suits you on”

    CORRECTION: you can cop whatever suits you WANT

    2. “Them Italians sure know how to make what the moodies want”

    CORRECTION: them italians sure know how to make what the MOOLIES want

    3. “And they really can’t take what Doobie on”

    CORRECTION: And they really can’t take what DUDE BE ON

    pretty obvious, guys.

  • LITERATE LISTENER

    and FYI

    ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM is famously the longest word in the english language

    Its a frequent Fun Fact and thus not too impressive that either rapper used it.

    Eminem didnt invent it and neither did Kanye.

    Unless rappers are now cornering the market on who uses a WORD first?

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    Dope!

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