Kanye West to perform on ‘SNL’ season premiere, hosted by Adam Driver

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Kanye West attends the Ralph Lauren fashion show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 7, 2018. | Rob Kim/Getty Images

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.”


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