Kanye West Somehow Keeps His Mouth Shut in ‘SNL’ Promo (Video)

Normally outspoken rapper has nothing to say in clip with Melissa McCarthy

Prepare yourself for a rare treat: Kanye West exercising his right to remain silent.

West, who will serve as musical guest on this week’s “Saturday Night Live,” appears in a new promo with host Melissa McCarthy. And we’d quote him on his upcoming appearance, except he had nothing to say during the promo. Literally, absolutely nothing to say.

And it was glorious.

The normally outspoken West unveiled his latest album, “The Life of Pablo,” this week. He also unleashed yet another controversy upon the world, revealing lyrics suggesting that he and his former nemesis Taylor Swift might have sex one day, referring to Swift as “that bitch.”

West claimed that the phrase “bitch” was an “endearing term,” and that Swift “gave her blessings.” To the contrary, Swift’s representative claimed that the singer “cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message.”

West did not comment on the controversy — or anything else at all, for that matter — in the “SNL” promo.

Sit back and enjoy the silence by watching the video.