Kanye West
5.18.2013

Kanye West Performs ‘Black Skinhead’ and ‘New Slaves’ on ‘SNL’

A day after premiering “New Slaves” in cities across the world, Kanye West closed out the season of “Saturday Night Live” with a bang, performing new material from his upcoming album Yeezus, due June 18.

For his first performance of the evening, the G.O.O.D. Music chief channeled his inner rock star in a leather studded jacket while debuting a socially-charged song called “Black Skinhead” (view the lyrics here and here).

He returned later in the show, wearing a black scoop-neck shirt, to perform “New Slaves,” which he debuted via projection screens on buildings across the globe. The studio version of the song features Frank Ocean.

Watch both performances below.

“Black Skinhead”

“New Slaves”