Date: December 14, 2008
Music performed: “Love Lockdown,” “Heartless / Pinocchio Story”
For his third appearance on SNL, Kanye performed songs from 808s and Heartbreak including "Love Lockdown" and "Heartless" mixed into "Pinocchio Story." During "Love Lockdown," Kanye began with a dark red light on himself and a starry night sky visual in the background. During "Heartless," the Hype Williams-directed video, which uses rotoscope animation, played in the background. "Pinocchio Story" blended scenes from the "Heartless" video with twilight skies, signalling Kanye's move into more naturistic visuals following the Glow in the Dark tour.
“Heartless / Pinocchio Story”: