NOTHING surprises Lorne Michaels, not even YEEZUS.
Not too long ago Kanye West freaked out before his SNL performance, but Lorne talked him down and he went on to perform “Low Lights,” “Highlights” and “Ultralight Beams,” without a hitch. But now Lorne wants to set the record straight on what REALLY went down. E! caught up with Michaels at the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot premiere and set the record straight:
“That happened in his dressing room,” he explained. “Kanye’s been on the show a lot of years, and it’s always different. He’s an artist, you know? A great artist.”
To prove his point, Michaels referenced West’s appearance at last year’s Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special. For his February 2015 appearance, the rapper performed a medley of “Jesus Walks,” “Only One” and “Wolves (feat. Sia):”
“When he did the 40th anniversary show—which I wanted him to be part of it—I had no idea what he was going to do, even 10 minutes before we went on the air. He arrived that day,” Michaels recalled. “But he just always delivers, and he’s Kanye.”
He IS Kanye. And I gotta say, I’ve always loved his music even though these antics have been wearing on me HARDCORE. What I want to know is are you still a Kanye fan, after all that’s gone down with him?