Plus: SNL parodies Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith and more.

Kendrick Lamar made his second appearance on Saturday Night Live last night, playing divisive new single ‘I’ and the collaborative ‘Pay For It’.

The performance of ‘I’ has drawn the most attention, thanks to Kendrick’s all-black contact lenses, half-braided hair, James Brownesque tics (“hit me!”) and new dance moves. His performance was more understated but no less powerful on ‘Pay For It’, on which he was joined by Jay Rock and Chantal.

Kendrick also appeared in a skit that parodied Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s new duet album with a record titled Young Tarts & Old Farts. For their parodies of duets between 2 Chainz, Ariana Grande, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith and a handful of boomer favorites, head to Mediaite.



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