The producers were eyeing Ariana Grande to perform on the season premiere.
During a recent podcast, James Andrew Miller, writer of Live From New York: An Uncensored History Of Saturday Night Live, revealed that Kanye wasn’t the desired pick for Lorne Michaels & Co. As you all know by now, Ariana Grande has been going through some rough times as of late, letting off some troubling tweetsyesterday and staying far out of the public eye. According to Stereogum, Michaels revealed, “We had Ariana drop out for emotional reasons two days ago. That’s our premiere, and then Kanye stepped up, and he’ll be there.”
Thankfully, Ye was there to save the day and will undoubtedly deliver a noteworthy performance. Are you tuning into the season premiere tomorrow? Listen to the full podcast below.