The coming-out party of Kanye West will continue next week when the rapper provides the music on the 44th season premiere of “Saturday Night Live.”
Adam Driver, now co-starring in the hit movie “BlacKkKlansman,” will host the show for the second time.
After a largely idle 2017, West has been stepping back into the spotlight this year with interviews on “TMZ Live,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and WGCI-FM (107.5). In his seventh appearance on “SNL” on “SNL,” he’s likely to perform tracks from chart-topping album “Ye,” released in June.
NBC has been silent on whether anyone will be coming or going from the “SNL” cast in the new season, although Luke Null, a Chicago improv veteran, reportedly is out after a weak debut season.
Last year’s other new hire from Chicago, Chris Redd, is a safe bet to return after carrying multiple sketches and winning an Emmy (with three others) for co-writing the “SNL” song “Come Back Barack.”