Watch Kanye West perform two tracks from The Life of Pablo on SNL.

Watch Kanye West Debut Two Pablo Tracks on SNL

Watch Kanye West Debut Two Pablo Tracks on SNL

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Feb. 14 2016 10:22 AM

Watch Kanye West Debut Two Pablo Tracks on SNL

Kanye West performs on Saturday Night Live.

Saturday Night Live

Kanye West was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this week and he performed Ultra Light Beams and High Lights from his new album The Life of Pablo. He had lots of guests to help him out. Although the much-anticipated Madison Square Garden Pablo debut was livestreamed online, this marked the first time West performed the tracks on TV. After the two performances, Kanye (who at this point looked like he was about to collapse from exhaustion) announced his album was available on Tidal and on his website.

First up, was High Lights with the help of Young Thug, The-Dream, Kelly Price and El DeBarge.


Kanye then filled the stage with gospel singers for his performance of Ultra Light Beams. And in that performance, Chance the Rapper ended up stealing the Kanye show for a bit.

Want to know more about West’s first album since 2013? Slate’s Forrest Wickman has your track-by-track guide.

If you just can't get enough Kanye, he also starred in a "rap battle" with SNL's Kyle Mooney.

Daniel Politi has been contributing to Slate since 2004 and wrote the Today’s Papers column from 2006 to 2009. Follow him on Twitter.