Looks like Kanye West — sorry, “Ye,” per his announcement earlier today — isn’t backing down from his Trump fandom any time soon. The rapper capped his sixth “Saturday Night Live” appearance at the very end of the season 44 premiere with a performance of “Ghost Town,” during which he wore a “Make America Great Again Hat.”
In a “SNL” rarity, the set was actually Kanye’s third song during the broadcast, coming during the traditional end-of-show sign off. After host Adam Driver thanked the “SNL” cast and crew, instead of the usual “SNL” house band play-off while everyone shakes hands and hugs as the credits roll, they quickly dispersed from the stage. Kanye of course stayed, and was joined by a full band for the song.
Also onstage during the performance were 070 Shake and Kid Cudi, who both appear on “Ghost Town,” and Ty Dolla Sign, who isn’t on the track but showed up presumably to support his friend Kanye.
Kanye has been an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump. Notably, he tweeted in April that “You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”
Here’s a look at the set, captured by a fan on Twitter:
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