Kanye West set to perform 'Saturday Night Live' season opener with Adam Driver as host
The 41-year-old rapper got emotional in an interview, blaming the controversial remarks he made earlier this year on his bipolar disorder and the people that surround him. USA TODAY
"Saturday Night Live" is back.
The Season 44 opener of "SNL" will air live from New York Sept. 29 with musical guest Kanye West. "BlacKkKlansman" and "Girls" star Adam Driver will host.
"SNL" announced the selections on Twitter Monday, adding "Big Day, Big News." This will be Driver's second time leading the show and West's sixth time hitting the big stage.
West will likely perform songs from his latest album, "Ye," which was released in June. His eighth studio album has seven tracks with features from John Legend, Kid Cudi, Nicki Minaj, DeJ Loaf, Willow Smith, Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih and PartyNextDoor.
On his album, West raps about everything from his own struggles with mental health and addiction to adult film star Stormy Daniels to his controversial "slavery is a choice" comment, for which he later apologized.
In "BlacKkKlansman," Driver plays cop Flip Zimmerman, who goes undercover among racist extremists as the in-person “Ron Stallworth" to discover the Klan's villainous plans.