Kanye West made a surprise appearance in New York last night, performing a shot set during a stand-up show by Dave Chappelle (June 20).
Chappelle is currently performing a series of comeback gigs at Radio City Music Hall in the US city and was joined by West, who performed a three song set for fans in the building. Click above to see footage of him performing ‘New Slaves’
Elsewhere in the short set, West performed ‘Jesus Walks’ and ‘Gold Digger. Chappelle is playing a nine-date stint at Radio City Hall and will be joined by a number of musical guests throughout his stay. Already-announced guests include Nas, The Roots, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monáe, and Erykah Badu.
Earlier this week, West spoke about his admiration for Jay Z and wife Kim Kardashian at Cannes Lions Festival, an annual awards show and festival for professionals in the creative communications industry.
Appearing on a panel called Technology, Culture And Consumer Adoption: Learning To Read The Cultural Landscape, West touched on the recent $3bn deal between Dr Dre, Jimmy Iovine and Apple for Beats Audio and Beats Electronics and last year’s alliance of Jay Z and electronics giant Samsung.
The Apple fan – who has previously compared himself to late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, said he, personally, is only interested in allying with entities he considers to be at the top of their game.