Kanye West stole the show by departing from Saturday Night Live's usual musical guest appearances, eschewing the standard setting and using an all-white otherworldly room surrounded by dancers, which effectively made his performance look like an ambitious music video.
Typically, SNL performers are backed by the Grand Central Station-themed stage in Studio 8H. But for his first number, "Power," West went with the different setting. It culminated with West atop a staircase placing a crown on his own head.
Again backed by the dancers in the same setting, the second number, "Runaway" — which he also performed at the VMAs — found West creating his own beats on stage before diving into the song.
Did you watch West's performances? Did you like the change?