Kanye West will not do your SNL skit or kiss your baby (video)
Watch our favorite part of any Kanye West show—when he starts talking about what's got his goat of late.
Thu May 16 2013
Photograph: Theo Wargo
Someone slipped up and mistakenly invited us to the Adult Swim upfront party last night. As far as we could tell by the profusion of suits, it was some kind of soiree for people that the Cartoon Network wants to get money from. But hey, Kanye West was due to perform, and perform he did!
Housed in a transparent four-sided tent of screens, West ran through both old hits and new songs. We're sure you can dig out a thousand videos on the Internet of the songs with blown-out audio, but we thought we'd do that annoying obscure-people's-views-with-our-phones thing during the best part of any West show—the speaking-to-the-audience phase.
Below, a snippet where West discusses humanizing SNL skits ("Somebody asked me, 'When you do SNL, you gonna do like a skit about the paparazzi and shit, and like, humanize yourself?' [...] At what point did I become unhuman where I had to turn myself back?"), the perils of kissing babies when you're at Kanye West levels of fame ("I ain't no motherfucking celebrity, I'm not running for office, I'm not kissing nobody's motherfucking babies, I'll drop your baby and you'll sue me and shit.") and one classy audience member who is now immortalized screaming, "Fuck him" at West. It later transpired that they required West to entertain them further with songs.
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