Twitter – After pop star Ariana Grande canceled her Saturday Night Live performance for “emotional reasons,” Kanye West stepped up to take her place for the season premiere.
Around 12:15 p.m. EST, Lil Pump and YE hit the stage — and we can’t make this up — Pump was dressed as a FIJI bottle and YE was dressed as a bottle of Perrier as they performed their collaborative track “I Love It.”
— Kanye West Brasil (@kanyewestBR) September 30, 2018
And that was only the first of two songs. Fans understandably were confused by the performance and headed to Twitter to weigh in.
Check out some of the reactions below.
— Betsy🌺 (@betsyffj) September 30, 2018
— Subversive Style Blog: Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle (@SubversiveBlog) September 30, 2018
— Jun Sellers (@RedbirdsJunkie) September 30, 2018
— Myndi Love (@myndilove) September 30, 2018
Words cannot express how happy I am that my wife was with me to watch the #KanyeWest performance on #SNL. It was so bizarre, so bafflingly idiotic it doesn’t seem real. How could I explain 2 bottles of water dancing in front of a sassy VR lady to anyone?
— Nick Franco (@nickfrancoart) September 30, 2018
— Janice Weaver (@sojazzed23) September 30, 2018
— Samanta Briceño (@samanta1415) September 30, 2018
— B-EZ (@B_EZMusik) September 30, 2018
— kimglassman (@kimglassman) September 30, 2018
Hey @kanyewest that’s the first musical guest on snl I thought was a bad skit.
The whole time.
— Broken Man 🇨🇦 (@BrokenManPhule) September 30, 2018
My reaction to #KanyeWest thinking slavery is a choice, Trump is great and belting out some auditory excrement while dressed as a perrier bottle is genius hip hop. #SNL #SNLPremiere pic.twitter.com/JkWHtVOy4j
— Born2Rezist (@Born2Rezist) September 30, 2018
— Rhea Maynes (@rheamaynes) September 30, 2018
I admit, I’m an old fogey, but I’m watching Kanye West & some other guy on #snl, dressed as bottles, mumbling nonsense to a drum beat. Wtf?! Someone things this is “music”?! 🤮
— Bird sold separately (@BobTheBirdman) September 30, 2018
Kanye West dressed up as a bottle of Perrier was not even the worst thing about that performance #SNL
— Emily Jean (@ejaydubs) September 30, 2018
— Amber (@capricornamber) September 30, 2018
— Kate Pryde (@Mutant187) September 30, 2018
— CamMonger (@Camden_B) September 30, 2018
WTF is this Kanye West song on SNL? Fucking horrible…
— Michael May (@thedudemikemay) September 30, 2018