Kanye West Lights Up SNL With "Highlights"

Kanye West performed his new song for the first time on "Saturday Night Live" - and he wasn't alone.

Melissa McCarthy hosted this week’s "Saturday Night Live," which was already dubbed the “biggest SNL ever” and only got bigger when Yeezus brought a crew with him to perform. 

Kanye West made his seventh appearance as musical guest on the show, just days after his impressive Yeezy Season 3 collection and "The Life of Pablo" album presentation at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Young Thug, the Dream, Kelly Price and El DeBarge all joined West on stage. He started off with a performance of “Highlights” from the new album West dropped just one day before, "The Life of Pablo." 

West then took part in a pretend rap battle and performed “Ultra Light Beam.”

But that wasn’t all: 'Ye even announced a new video game, "Only One," during the show.

At the end of the wild performance, West frantically announced that his new album, "The Life of Pablo," was out on his website — which didn't prove exactly true. West claimed released the album on Friday, Feb. 12, but it is still not out, since he added more songs to the album to it.  He blamed the delay on Chance the Rapper, who apparently insisted that a song called "Waves" be included on the album the last minute.

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