Travis Scott On "SNL": La Flame Taps Playboi Carti, Performs "MY EYES," And Acts In Music Video Skit

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Playboi Carti, Travis Scott and Clay Evans attend a Party at Amora Lounge in the early hours of the morning on October 20, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)

Elsewhere on last night's show, Scott gave a mellow rendition of "MY EYES."

There was doubt as to whether Travis Scott could make a comeback from his disastrous Astroworld Festival in 2021 or not, but landing a gig as the musical performer on Saturday Night Live is a strong indication that he's recovering well. Yesterday (March 30), the father of two boldly made his presence felt in New York City, where he brought two popular songs from his latest LP, UTOPIA, to the stage. For his solo appearance, Scott gave us a mellow rendition of "MY EYES," complete with trippy visuals.

Later, to celebrate the debut of his new music video, La Flame brought out Playboi Carti to perform "FE!N," which has become a crowd favourite at his live shows. The crowd was pleased to see the "Magnolia" artist in his element alongside Scott, not to mention watching the Houston native let his creativity flow freely after restraining it and laying low for so long. Interestingly, the "SICKO MODE" hitmaker is now requesting that he be removed from any outstanding Astroworld Festival lawsuits, as he wasn't overseeing the security of the event.

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Travis Scott Surprises SNL Viewers with Playboi Carti After "MY EYES"

Besides performing, it's also tradition for SNL musical guests to get in on the acting fun too. Scott happily partook, appearing in a music video skit with host Ramy Youssef that sees them channelling their inner Lonely Island, as Entertainment Weekly points out. Their spoof track, "Please Don't Destroy - We Got Too High" sees the actors pouring their anxious feelings into the song, even using some of Trav's signature voice-altering techniques.

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Artist Put His Acting Chops on Display Last Night

Besides hip-hop stars like 21 Savage and Travis Scott, who else are you hoping to see on Saturday Night Live in 2022? On the next episode (April 6), it'll be Raye showing off her vocal prowess while Kristen Wiig takes on hosting responsibilities. Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more music/pop culture news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.