Travis Scott made his Saturday Night Live debut one to remember thanks to some unconventional stage props, gravity-defying stunts and an impromptu supergroup on Oct. 7.
With John Mayer on guitar, Kevin Parker of Tame Impala on bass, producer Mike Dean and a mysterious blonde hanging out on a lone merry-go-round horse bobbing in the background, the rapper offered up a woozy mash-up of “Skeletons,” which features Mayer, and “Astrothunder,” a collaboration with Tame Impala, off his chart-topping Astroworld.
For his second song in Studio 8H, Scott ditched the carnival lounge vibe for a surreal, dark and “sicko” detour. With eerie silhouettes and bright lights playing off the smoke flooding the stage, Drake’s intro from “Sicko Mode” piped in before the Houston rapper rolled through the track while strapped into a spinning contraption before he eventually made his way to the floor.
Dope SNL performance by Travis Scott to erase last week’s fiasco pic.twitter.com/qNI23ZwWv2
— Santorini Papi (@SirTriz) October 7, 2018
Watch Scott perform “Skeletons/Astrothunder” and “Sicko Mode” below.