I wouldn’t be here on this stage without my brother, man. [Kanye] opened up these doors for me,” Scott told the Orlando crowd.
La Flame promised a special night and he delivered as word spread about West — who now goes by Ye — performing when he was spotted in the Orlando airport rocking a Jason Voorhees hockey mask and black leather jacket, which he took the stage with.
Ye entered the fray to the icy piano keys of 2010’s “Runaway,” which sent the crowd into a frenzy. He ran threw a few classics such as “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” “All of the Lights,” “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” and more.
Ty Dolla $ign joined him on stage to perform The Life of Pablo‘s “Fade” as well as their eponymous Vultures lead single alongside Bump J.
West also confirmed that volume one of Vultures is still slated to arrive next Friday (Feb. 9), barring another last-minute change of heart.
Scott made sure to properly pay homage to one of his rap superheroes, and revealed if it weren’t for Ye breaking down barriers in the early stages of his career, he wouldn’t be where he is today.
“I wouldn’t be here on this stage without my brother, man. He opened up these doors for me,” Scott told the Kia Center crowd. “Make some noise for the greatest of all time.”
Wednesday marked the first time Scott and Ye reunited on stage since La Flame brought him out in Rome, Italy, when he was gearing up to deliver his UTOPIA blockbuster in August.
If all goes according to plan, West will unleash volume one of Vultures on Feb. 9, as previously confirmed, with the other volumes following suit on March 8 and April 5.
It’s unclear who Kanye will be partnering with to distribute the album. Def Jam was among the litany of companies to cut ties with West following his string of antisemitic remarks in late 2022. He released an apology letter in Hebrew to the Jewish community for his unspecified actions in December.
Find everything that went down at Wednesday night’s show as it pertains to West’s guest appearance in the X thread below.
Kanye West At Circus Maximus
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