Tonight Kanye West joined Seth Meyers on his second-ever episode of Late Night as a featured guest and performer. And unlike some of his prickly and/or provocative late night experiences past, his visit ended up being pretty tame. From the couch, Ye gamely chatted about a number of topics including: what it’s like to perform in a Margiela mask (“It’s freeing”), his synesthesia, College Dropout, fatherhood and an old “Im’ma let you finish”-riffing Saturday Night Live skit they worked on together. The money quote? Asked if he approaches his music differently than he does his fashion, he said bluntly: “Everything in the world is exactly the same.” Later in the show Kanye returned to perform a career-spanning/greatest-hits medley, which included bits of “Stronger,” “Heartless,” “All The Lights,” “Mercy” and “Black Skinhead.” All in all, best behavior. Watch his performance above and the interview below.
On the Yeezus tour masks, fashion, synesthesia and breaking through boundaries:
On fatherhood, baby North’s impact on his next album and the relativity of “kid-friendly”:
Kanye revisits an old SNL skit: