50,000 people had signed a petition to prevent West from performing at the event
Kanye West performed at the Pan Am Games closing ceremony in Toronto on Sunday night (July 26), ending his set abruptly due to technical difficulties.
The rapper’s scheduled performance at the sports event had previously proved to be a controversial one, with over 50,000 people signing an online petition calling for West to be dropped from the bill.
However, West’s appearance went ahead as planned, with a medley set consisting of ‘Stronger’, ‘Power’, ‘Black Skinhead’, ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothing’, ‘Touch The Sky’, ‘The Good Life’ and ‘All Of The Lights’. The performance lasted 13 minutes in total.
It’s been reported that the rapper was planning on ending the set with ‘Gold Digger’ but technical difficulties caused him to cut his set short. West threw his microphone up in the air, with it smashing on the floor, before exiting the stage. Watch below.
Kanye West held a screening of the Steve McQueen directed ‘All Day / I Feel Like That’ video in Los Angeles over the weekend, describing himself as a “bad celebrity, but a pretty good artist” to the small audience.
The nine minute video fuses together two new West songs, ‘All Day’ and the previously unheard ‘I Feel Like That’, in a short film shot by McQueen in London earlier this year.
The Los Angeles Times reports that 120 people were at the screening, including West and wife Kim Kardashian as well as the Oscar-nominated director McQueen (Shame, 12 Years a Slave).
Footage of the video being screened at the LA County Museum of Art has emerged online. Watch the clip here.