By now, most people are familiar with Desiigner’s hilariously animated and expressive live performances of “Panda,” and he didn’t disappoint with his appearance on The Wendy Williams Show. Backed up by a dancer in a stuffed panda head, Desiigner jerks around the stage like he’s being controlled by a voodoo doll. Along the way he jumps, flails his arms, and urges everyone watching at home to get on their feet. “My heart is beating fast just watching you,” Williams said after he finished. “This is what it’s like to be 19 and energetic and famous.”
After the performance, he stayed on for a brief conversation with Williams about his overnight success and what we should expect next. “Everything,” he said. “Movies, albums, mixtape, tours, merchandise, everything. I’m coming in from every creative angle I could.” He also revealed some advice that Kanye West gave him, saying “we aren’t just rappers, we’re artists.” Williams concluded the interview by asking him if he was single, to which he replied “I got a lot of broads.” Presumable, at least some of them are in Atlanta.
“Panda” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in May, fending off the likes of Drake’s “One Dance” and Rihanna’s “Work.” Although he’s faced some criticism for his sound, which many have compared to Future and the Atlanta rap scene in general, Desiigner has brushed off the comparisons, saying he draws inspiration from everywhere. You can check out his animated performance of “Panda” on The Wendy Williams Show in the video above.