Kanye West pops up in ‘Wayne’s World’ skit to mark 40th anniversary of ‘Saturday Night Live’

West performed with Sia and Vic Mensa as part of same show

Kanye West briefly appeared in a special Wayne’s World skit to mark the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live last night (February 15).

Mike Myers (pictured) and Dana Carvey’s characters Wayne and Garth appeared as characters on the long-running US comedy show before hitting the big screen in 1992.

In a skit in which the two presenters counted down the “top 10 things about SNL”, they talked about how Saturday Night Live is filmed live, and Kanye West was shown on cutaway getting up from his seat and being restrained by security guards.


Myers said: “We have to remind everybody that this show is actually live, so you have to stay in the down and locked position, and that means you too, Kanye West. Stay where you are, you must stay.”

West’s gag references controversy last week when he walked to the stage at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles as Beck was collecting his award for Best Album. He later told reporters that he believed the award should have gone to Beyoncé.

Later in the same skit, Myers and Carvey referenced the musical guests that have appeared on the show. Carvey said: “I think Beck was one of the best – even better than Beyoncé.” Watch it below.


Earlier in the show, West performed ‘Jesus Walks’ while lying down on the floor in a crucifixion pose. He was also joined by Sia and Vic Mensa to perform new track ‘Wolves’ – watch below.


West made the most of his time in New York, joining Drake on stage during the Sprite NBA All-Star Weekend concert in New York last night. West appeared at the live show, which was headlined by Nas, and performed Chief Keef’s ‘I Don’t Like’ with Drake. Later in his own set, Drake described West as “like a mentor to me” and covered his songs ‘Only One’ and ‘FourFiveSeconds’.