Ahead of his performance on this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” season finale, Kanye West took the stage at the Adult Swim Upfront Party at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Wednesday. The G.O.O.D. Music chief stood in front of a giant pyramid and flashing lights while performing his hits and new material off his upcoming album.
He debuted an Auto-Tuned song called “Awesome,” where he sings about the special lady in his life (aka Kim Kardashian). “I’d rather do nothing with you than something new with somebody new,” sang ‘Ye as his baby mama sat in the audience.
He also delivered another one of his famous rants, addressing his recent run-in with the paparazzi. “Somebody asked me when you do ‘SNL,’ are you gonna do a skit about the paparazzi and shit and humanize yourself?” said Yeezy. “I ain’t here to apologize to no motherfuckers, man. It ain’t about me humanizing myself. At what point did I become unhuman where I had to turn myself back? Or maybe I was demonized or maybe I was treated inhumane…”
He continued, “I ain’t no motherfu**in’ celebrity. I ain’t running for office. I ain’t kissing nobody’s motherfuckin’ babies. I drop your baby and you sue me and shit. I’m tryna make some music that inspires people to be the best they can be, and I don’t want nobody to ask nothing else of me.”
While an official announcement has yet to be made, Kanye’s sixth solo album is reportedly done. He has played it for his label and hinted at a June 18 release.
Watch footage from last night’s event below.