Desiigner is unquestionably one of the most energetic rappers holding the mic right now. On Wednesday (May 12), the Brooklyn rapper made his late-night television debut on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and performed his smash hit, “Panda.”
Earlier in the day, he released the visual to his platinum-selling hit, which features him and Kanye West joyriding through the streets of Brooklyn. Now the 19-year-old rhymer is showing couch potatoes why he has broads in Atlanta.
Dressed in tight blue jeans, olive-colored T-shirt and matching jacket with gold accessories around his neck, Desiigner delivered a spasmodic performance that consisted of him jumping up and down like he’s in an aerobics class.
The audience didn’t know what the heck Desiigner was rapping about but they did clap their hands at the rapper’s request. The G.O.O.D. Music rhymer was dabbing all over the stage and making yelping noises to signify that he’s here and is ready to shine.
After watching this performance, we can see why Yeezy signed him to his G.O.O.D. Music label.
Some critics have complained that Desiigner was lip-syncing the song, but it looks like the rapper was trying not to use profanity during his performance and was letting the vocal track ride out. While that might have been respectful to CBS censors, it looks a little jarring on the playback. This may have not been the best look for Desiigner.
However, if this is how the young rap sensation rocks a show — sans the vomiting — then fans are going to be in for a real treat.
Overall, Desiigner showed that he’s one of the most hyperactive rappers in the game right now.
Watch Designer’s Late Show performance above.