News: Kanye West Pays Homage To King Tut In NYC, "It Was Something He Really Wanted To See"
Friday, Jul 9, 2010 2:25PM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West recently paid a visit to New York City's Times Square King Tut exhibit.
According to reports, West made his trip to the Big Apple in late June.
"He said it was something he really wanted to see," exhibition rep Alison Buchbinder told MTV News about West's visit. 'Ye was snapped checking out artifacts like the gilded coffins of Egyptian pharaohs. Buchbinder said West dropped by on June 29, which would have been two days after the Chicago MC spit his latest single "Power" atop a mountain at the BET Awards. West showed up to the museum rocking a mammoth gold chain -- the same bling he sported during his awards show performance -- that features a sculptural representation of the Egyptian god Horus. (MTV)
On the rapper's blog, he recently posted up details regarding his Horus chain and pyramid ring that he wore at last month's BET Awards 10 show.
Horus is one of the oldest and most significant deities in the Ancient Egyptian religion, who was worshipped from at least the late Predynastic period through to Greco-Roman times. Horus served many functions in the Egyptian pantheon, most notably being the god of the Sky, god of War and god of Protection. (Kanye West's Blog)
Reports suggest his performance jewelry was worth over $300,000.
Jacob & Co. created a custom-made link chain and charm depicting Egyptian god Horus, as well as a four-finger pyramid ring, for Mr. West's comeback performance. Both are made of 24k yellow gold. Kanye's monstrous chain and ring came with a larger-than-life price tag. Both items retail for a whopping $300,000. (Rap-Up)
At last month's BET Awards, West performed his new single, "Power."
He's back on an Awards Show stage! Kanye West launched everyone into a powerful opening BET Awards 2010 performance, with his newest single "Power". This will be the lead song from his next studio album "Good A-- Job" due out in September 2010. "Power" is Kanye telling us how he's back again, and the ego certainly has not been humbled. Or has it? (Gather)
Check out some recent Kanye West footage down below: