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Kanye Did ‘Bound 2’ on Fallon With the Roots and a Children’s Choir

Kanye put on his magic kilt on Monday and headed to Late Night to perform "Bound 2." Jimmy Fallon acted on Twitter like it was a surprise visit, but good Yeezus, was it professional. Great orchestration with the Roots, fun choice to bring Charlie Wilson right out there for his chopped-up vocal part rather than playing a pre-recorded track, and then Kanye committing enough to go completely live with a children's choir instead of just spinning the old soul sample that anchors the track. (Let's not discuss that it's the song where Kanye raps "I wanna fuck you hard on the sink.") The smiley, energetic performance is a promising reminder that Kanye will probably be psyched out of his mind to be touring Yeezus later this year, "walk around always mad reputation" be damned. Two more tidbits demanding quick notation: "Brandy's little sister lame and he know it now / when a real brother hold you down, you supposed to drown"; Kanye posing as Christ for like a minute toward the end.