Kanye West announces New Name - YE

West performs during the closing ceremony for the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Ceremonies Venue in Toronto Canada

West performs during the closing ceremony for the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Ceremonies Venue in Toronto Canada

West made the pronouncement hours before he performed on the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" (more on that in a bit). As the credit-roll ended, West was inviting either the cast or the audience onstage, although only a couple of castmembers were seen before it went to a commercial.

Kanye West performs I Love It.

Another said: "Kanye West finished #SNL wearing a MAGA hat".

Comedian Chris Rock filmed parts of the speech, and can be heard whispering "oh my god" as the rapper continued.

"They bully me backstage", he claimed.

"When the first time they ask you if you want sparklin" or still? They bully me! And then they say I'm in the "sunken place". Okay, Im'a listen to y'all now. Imma put my superman cape on, because this means you can't tell me what to do... "If you want the world to move forward, try love". A lot of them had earlier skewered Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, in a cold open featuring Matt Damon.

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Ford said she remembered the boys laughing - a noise, she said on Thursday, that has been seared into her memory for 36 years. She also accuses Kavanaugh of being a " mean drunk " who made jokes " designed to demean, humiliate and embarrass " girls.

Later, West lamented at the lack of balance in media and Hollywood, estimating that 90 percent of both industries are liberal. His speech was met with a mix of boos and cheers from the audience.

While some of the songs notably dirty lyrics were cleaned up for TV, much of the song was bleeped out for broadcast as the rapper's slipped back into the original bars.

Ye has always been a nickname for West, along with Yeezy, and he chose "Ye" as the title of his last album. The show will be hosted by Star Wars actor Adam Driver.

After Arianna Grande dropped out of appearing on the season premiere of United States comedy institution SNL, Kanye West stepped up to fill in.

The musical artist has long drawn controversy for his vocal support of President Trump and other, inflammatory comments.

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