Kanye West Performs at World AIDS Day Concert in NYC

Kanye West Performs at World AIDS Day Concert in NYC

Yeezy hits Times Square with "Stronger" and more.

Published December 2, 2014

Kanye West delivered a nine-minute set last night in New York City for a special show raising awareness for the annual World AIDS Day.

The (RED) concert was held in Times Square on the global day of education, designated as Dec. 1 back in 1987. Carrie Underwood, Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin were among the other performers as well as U2 (although Bono wasn't there, he's recovering from bicycle accident). 

West's medley included "Stonger," "Power," "Jesus Walks," and "Black Skinhead." "New York City, you are now rockin’ with Yeezus," he announced as he took the stage. He closed his set with "Touch the Sky." 

"This year is a World AIDS Day like no other," Bono said in a statement. "The world reached a tipping point in the fight against AIDS — more people were newly added to life-saving treatment than were newly infected with the virus. A lot of people are calling it the beginning of the end of AIDS. ... Today, 13 million people have access to life-saving treatment, up from 300,000 just over 10 years ago. Americans don’t know the role they’ve played in this fight. Tonight’s event is to inform them and thank them."


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Written by BET-Staff

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