News: Kanye West Bounces Back, Gives First Post-VMA Rant Performance [Video]
Monday, Sep 28, 2009 12:00PM
This weekend, Kanye West made his first on stage appearance, since his disruption at the Video Music Awards 2009, when he joined Common's benefit show in California.
While he did perform with Jay-Z for "The Jay Leno Show" premiere, Ye's weekend performance marked his first official return to the concert stage.
Kanye West took the stage for his first performance since the VMA debacle last night (September 26) at the Common & Friends Benefit Concert at the Hollywood Palladium. 'Ye, along with Common, ran through 'Good Life,' 'Run This Town,' 'Flashing Lights,' 'Make Her Say,' and 'Get 'Em High' with Mos Def and Talib Kweli. (Rap-Up)
The event was reportedly packed with a variety of mainstream artists.
He may be a social pariah everywhere else -- but when Kanye West made a surprise appearance at Common's benefit concert last night in Hollywood, he got a hero's welcome. The crowd at the show -- which featured Common, Nas, Ludacris, De La Soul, The Roots, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and more -- just exploded when Kanye rushed out on stage. He stayed for a few songs -- including "Good Life" and "Run This Town" -- and had the crowd going nuts the whole time. (TMZ)
Yeezy is also getting ready to hit the road alongside Lady Gaga for a nationwide tour.
West has announced another tour: the full slate of dates for his Fame Kills Starring Kanye West and Lady Gaga trek have been confirmed. Their joint trek launches November 10th in Phoenix, Arizona and stretches into 2010. Presale for the Fame Kills tour, which doesn't leave a major media market unvisited begins September 16th, while the general onsale kicks off September 19th. (Rolling Stone)
In addition to receiving support from Jay-Z, former labelmate Memphis Bleek recently said the Grammy-winning rapper should take some time off from music.
"It was a little outta line, but then again, that's Kanye," Bleek explained in an interview with radio personality Tim Westwood last week. "You gotta expect that from him. I don't think he got issues, he never really took the time to deal with the problems in his life. This is his way of venting, like, some people, they lose a lot and a lot of tragic things happen in they life and they spiral outta control and go crazy. I think he realized the breaking point. If you heard his speech on Jay Leno's show, he realized, 'Yo, I need to take some time off and really chill out.' And I felt him, that's real talk, he really do. He's been constantly working for five years straight." (Tim Westwood TV)
Check out Kanye West's surprise performance below: