The Weeknd made his debut as the musical guest during this Saturday’s SNL alongside host Amy Schumer During the live performance of his Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 “The Hills,” the cutting-edge contemporary R&B artist surprised the crowd by bringing Nicki Minaj on stage to lend a remix verse to the track.
Minaj’s surprise appearance was also in order to promote The Weeknd’s new remix EP for “The Hills,” which was released on iTunes minutes prior to them hitting the stage. The EP contains two new official remixes of the smash hit single, one featuring Minaj and the other featuring Eminem.
The Weeknd’s sophomore LP, Beauty Behind the Madness, dropped late August and has so far spawned two solidified hits: “The Hills,” which was released as a single back in May, and “Can’t Feel My Face,” which the artist also performed on SNL.