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Kanye forgot to rehearse for Saturday Night Live performance — watch

on February 14, 2016, 2:22am

Kanye West has spent the last 72 hours re-recording, re-tracking, and re-mastering his new album, The Life of Pablo. Understandably, he’s yet to memorize the album’s lyrics. That combined with SNL’s notoriously terrible acoustics and a god-awful mixing job made his performance of “High Lights” one of his least impressive live spots in recent memory.

“High Lights”:

Later in the episode, Kanye faced off in a rap battle against SNL cast member Kyle Mooney and performed “Ultra Light Beams” alongside Chance the Rapper and The-Dream. Those segments fared a little better.

“Ultra Light Beams”:

Rap Battle:

Tl;dr Just go listen to The Life of Pablo.

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