Last night, troubled producer/rapper Kanye West gave a last-minute secret concert at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC to promote his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Kanye boasted about his comeback and his 1st week record sales (expected to be around 500K).
"It was a show performed by a real asshole..." writes the NY Times, "a guy who was convinced that no matter how much you loved him, you could still love him more."
Celebrities in attendance included Sean Combs, Q-Tip, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, Ryan Leslie, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, and John Legend.
Kanye ended the concert with a long rambling, confusing, narcissistic speech in which he once again blamed everyone else around him for his troubles, including his favorite targets: former president George Bush and country pop singer Taylor Swift.
Of the latter, he said, "...Taylor never came to my defense in any interview" I guess it didn't occur to Kanye that his victims aren't required to come to his defense?
Yeezy also swung wildly at bloggers: "The sh*t that people write on blogs is a projection of what they feel or what they're scared about in themselves," he said. "And now we are mere surfaces of the energy that they are projecting on us."
The audience quickly grew restless halfway through Kanye's rambling speech. There was a smattering of boos and a few of his fans (who spent $160 for the privilege of being there) yelled out "GAY FISH!" and "YOU'RE A LIAR!"
But West, who is firm in his belief that he is being unjustly persecuted -- not unlike Jesus Christ -- soldiered on, blaming everyone but God for forcing him to man up and face his own demons dead on.
Kanye West performs with Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, more after the break!