Kanye West made his triumphant return to “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, debuting his new singles, “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead,” which will most likely be on his upcoming album, “Yeezus.” The rapper performed his song live just a day after premiering the music video for “New Slaves” in 66 locations throughout the world, MTV News reported on Sunday.
"Black Skinhead," which reportedly samples Marilyn Manson's 1996 hit "The Beautiful People," started off with West screaming. He soon began to rhyme: "From my theme song/my leather black jeans on/my by any means on/pardon me getting my scream on." As he performed, “Not For Sale” signs appeared behind him, along with signs for discounts and coupons. Just to make sure the obvious point didn’t go unnoticed by anyone, “Not For Sale” lingered on the screen after he was finished.
He came back to the stage once more to perform “New Slaves,” this time ditching the leather jacket for a V-neck. "You see it's broke n---a racism/that's that 'don't touch anything in the store'/and there's rich n---a racism/that's that 'come in and buy more'/what you want a Bentley, fur coat and diamond chain?/all you blacks want all the same things," West awkwardly rhymed.
Kim Kardashian, West’s girlfriend who is expecting his child in July, took to Instagram before his “SNL” appearance to promote the new single. “Kanye's new record, 'Yeezus,' would be dropping June 18. #Yeezus #RedYeezy's #SNL #Tonight #NewSlaves #YeezySeason #Donda #June18," she wrote.
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Check out his new album in stores June 18, and watch "New Slaves" below: