'Saturday Night Live' Rocks: 25 Greatest Musical Performances

From Nirvana to Queen, we rank the 25 greatest musical performances in the history of 'Saturday Night Live'

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17. Kanye West: May 18th, 2013

"I'm a minimalist in a rapper's body," West declared around the same time he made his fifth appearance on Saturday Night Live. It's one of the most devastatingly- intense performances ever delivered on the show by a major pop star. West stomped through "Black Skinhead" and "New Slaves" from his brutal new album, Yeezus, backed by a band shrouded in darkness as stark images of barking dogs and flashing price tags were projected behind him. The next time he was featured as a musical guest, in 2016, he reportedly called the SNL crew "white motherfuckers." 

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