The Saturday Night Live season 44 episode 1 telecast on 30th September had a special guest performance by a trio of artists who are in the limelight these days. Last week’s SNL was hosted by Adam Driver who paved the way for the ‘worst’ possible live act by Kanye West and Lil Pump on “I Love It.”
Kanye and Pump debuted their first ever collaboration “I Love It” last month and oddly themed music video swept the Internet. The original video featured Kanye West and Lil Pump dressed in extremely oversized box clothes and hopping weirdly to the song. Adele Givens appeared as a larger-than-life woman voicing for female empowerment. The weird dance choreography, dress and crude lyrics blew this track out of proportions.
In the latest episode of SNL, Kanye and Pump took to stage to perform their hit collaboration. They stuck to the same theme while changing the designs. This time both the artists got inside of over-sized bottles. Mr West got into a Sprite bottle and Pump got inside of a Fiji Water bottle. Adele Givens appeared in a giant screen in the background.
Watch “I Love It” Live on Saturday Night Live
The carefree and obnoxious dance choreography worked perfectly in the original video of “I Love It.” But it is hard to say the same for this live act. Lack of auto-tune made a huge difference to both artists’ vocals. And the lyrics were stripped down from explicit in the original to family-safe in this TV version.
“You’re such a freaky girl, I love it”
The video on YouTube has gained over 31K dislikes with over 45K likes. Most of the comments range from ‘poor’ to ‘worst’ live performance by Kanye West ever. It could also be that Kanye was aiming to produce a poorly-choreographed dance track for this version. Most commentators compared this act to a high school talent show done by two untalented friends. Ouch!
Let us know what you think about this live performance by Kanye West and Lil Pump on Saturday Night Live.