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Lil Yachty Showcased His New Psych-Rock Sound During His SNL Debut

Lil Yachty performed "the BLACK seminole.” and “drive ME crazy!” from his 2023 psychedelic-rock album, Let's Start Here.

By Jessica White
Lil Yachty Performing On Stage

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Saturday Night Live returned from its two-week hiatus with a stacked lineup: Host Quinta Brunson and musical guest Lil Yachty. 

Lil Yachty made his SNL debut by showcasing his new psychedelic-rock sound that the Artist has embraced in recent years. He performed two songs from his album, Let’s Start Here, during the April 1 SNL episodekicking off the night with "the BLACK seminole.” and closing it off with “drive ME crazy!.”

On stage, he was joined by a full band and guest vocalist Diana Gordon. The Act served as the perfect complement to Brunson's hilarious lineup of sketches, making for an all-around entertaining night.

Watch Lil Yachty's mind-boggling SNL performances, below! 

Lil Yachty and Diana Gordon perform "the BLACK seminole."

Lil Yachty ft. Diana Gordon: the BLACK seminole. (Live)

Lil Yachty transformed Studio 8H into a dreamy desert night spent under the stars for his jaw-dropping cover of "the BLACK seminole." Lil Yachty introduced a reverb to his vocals that created a delightfully kaleidoscopic effect, with the band's accompanying riffs and electric guitar solos elevating the track's energy. Gordon's vocals were a haunting highlight of the performance. 

Lil Yachty and Diana Gordon perform "drive ME crazy!" 

Lil Yachty ft. Diana Gordon: drive ME crazy! (Live)

While "the BLACK seminole." is haunting and mesmerizingly twisted, Lil Yachty's "drive ME crazy!" served as more light-hearted fanfare to end the night. With projections of sunny days and joyful skies, Gordon's vocals led the way for Lil Yachty's latest love ballad

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