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