Kanye West is performing on the 'SNL' season premiere

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Kanye West will be the musical guest for the upcoming season 44 premiere of Saturday Night Live later this month.

NBC confirmed the news Monday afternoon, when it announced Adam Driver will host the premiere. The announcement comes somewhat later than some previous seasons. 

The news follows SNL's decision revealed earlier today to promote Mikey Day, Melissa Villaseñor and Alex Moffat to full-time repertory status. The trio had previously spent two seasons as featured players.

SNL returns on Sept. 29.