Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar
Credit: Nabil This live shot, from an earlier show, was provided by tour PR
Oct 28, 2013
Even fiancee Kim Kardashian wasn't too sure about Kanye West's concept for his Yeezus tour. "My girl even asked afterwards," he recently told San Francisco radio station Wild 94.9, "'Hmmm, is that weird if Jesus comes on stage?'"
Yes, it was weird. Just about everything about Kanye's performance at Staples Center last night -- promoting his sixth album Yeezus, and following his previous show there on Saturday -- was weird.
For starters, it featured a giant fake mountain, a dozen near-nude female disciples wearing panty-hose over their faces, and a hirsute Jesus character, played by a white dude. Yes, oddly, Kanye did not play the Yeezus title character, or a god at all. Instead, he played a sinner.
The performance was even more bonkers than it sounds. But it was glorious.More »