Kendrick Lamar made his Ellen debut today and performed “These Walls” for the casual viewing crowd. I’m betting he made some new fans as his chat with Ellen also probably brought out awareness of his big new collab with Taylor Swift — “Bad Blood” (ICYMI). Watch both the performance and interview below.
Wow, I didn’t know this song was that popular.
Natalie La Rose’s “Somebody” currently sits at #11 on the Hot 100 and garnered Ellen’s attention enough for a breakout national performance of the single alongside featured guest Jeremih. So yep, there’s Chicago’s own Jeremih on Ellen too. Watch the performance above ICYMI.
Did you ever think you’d see Mystikal on Ellen? It happened, and for great reason as Mystikal’s contribution on Mark Ronson’s new single will surely be a hit after the latter’s current single “Uptown Funk” finally ends its record-breaking (!) run atop the Billboard Hot 100 (14 weeks and counting…)
Anyway, here’s their performance of “Feel Right” up above.
Kanye on Ellen this morning brought about the new music video for “Only One”. Spike Jonze directs and it stars Kanye’s daughter North West. You’ll see from the vibe how appropriate it is and there were definitely a couple of those, “Aw, that’s cute!” moments. Above is the clip played on Ellen and on KanyeWest.com is the full version — a little longer which features more at the beginning and end (probably actually the best parts of the video.)
Of course, Kanye also sat down with Ellen and any interview of his is worth the watch. Here he talks about being happier and calmer since marrying Kim and becoming a father. He also talked about creating with adidas and hints at more creative freedom for projects like his own clothing line.
Ellen also asks about if Kanye and Kim are looking to have more kids and finally, what is the name of the upcoming album. TBD…
And lastly, on a fun note, Ellen made a rap song for Kanye so peep that as well below. These are all clips, with the full show later today at 3 CT, so maybe there will be more of the interview coming up.