By Annie Reuter
Kanye West pulled out all his hits during his five-minute performance last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers. His career spanning medley began with his breakthrough single, “Jesus Walks.” Lit only by a spotlight, West’s shadow was seen holding a mic as he began the memorable track. Watch here.
The lights then engulfed him as he segued into the energetic “Touch the Sky” while the clubtastic “Stronger” followed suit. Screams were heard from the audience the second he started the piano fused “Heartless.” Later, he switched gears on the horn heavy “Flashing Lights” before playing “Mercy” and the much talked about “Black Skinhead.”
While West’s performance impressed, it was his chat with Meyers that provided the laughs, including a clip of him interrupting a pumpkin contest and yelling at the eight-year-old winner. Comfortable of making fun of himself, West shared some tales of his experiences on Saturday Night Live while Meyers provided insight into a skit that West helped to co-write which included making fun of his controversial Taylor Swift interruption at the VMA Awards. Watch below.
Meyers went on to reveal that while most people think West is a very serious artist, he knows how to have fun with humor.
“You laugh to keep from crying,” West said. “Life is life. There are ups and downs. And they will give an eight-year-old the best pumpkin at any given time and you just have to be prepared for these type of things.”