Anytime Kanye West blesses us with a performance, or a smile for that matter, it is typically cause for mass hysteria. But as of late, West’s recent slate of award show performances have been rather underwhelming. Last night’s Billboard Music Awards' set was no exception.
Yeezy closed out the show with a dark, and we mean very dark, performance of "Black Skinhead" and his new single, “All Day.”
After an introduction from his famous sisters-in-law Kylie and Kendall Jenner, a barely audible Kanye spit his heavily censored first verse into a mic that seemed to be turned off for at least the first 30 seconds of his set. The impatient crowd, annoyed by Ye's technical difficulties, began to boo music's most vocal star.
Unfortunately for Mr. West, things only got worse.
Once Theophilus London and Allan Kingdom joined the Chi-town rapper onstage to perform "Black Skinhead," excessive use of pyrotechnics only served to further cloud the audience's view. All anyone could make out were the trio's soft silhouettes and Kanye's aggressive flow, followed by more booing from the crowd.
We wouldn’t be surprised if Kanye is taking an avant garde note from Sia -- performing without actually being seen but we hope he's learned to get rid of the shtick. What people love (and hate) about Kanye is his ability to keep it real, so if you're listening, Yeezy, give the people what they want -- a show that they can hear and see.
When that happens we will all praise, Yeezus!
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