Update: Kanye West “Shocks” Fans at Intimate NYC Performance [With Exclusive Videos]
Hundreds of fans and industry execs gathered Wednesday night [August 5] at an exclusive Casio G-Shock party at Cipriani in New York to catch a performance by Kanye West as part of G-Shock’s “Shock The World” promotional tour.
The highlight of the night was the long-awaited performance by Yeezy. He came to the stage dressed in all black with straps wrapped around his arms. Abstract lights and dancers filled the stage as he started his hour-long set with “Coldest Winter” from his latest album, 808s and Heartbreak. He also performed his verse from “Run This Town” [Watch Here] which is the first single from Jay-Z’s upcoming album, The Blueprint 3 and “Flashing Light.” [Watch Below]
Russell Simmons, Bun B, and his rumored girlfriend Amber Rose were all at the concert. “Get Em High,” “Amazing” [Watch Here] and “Robocop” [Watch Here] had the crowd singing and dancing along. The show wouldn’t have been complete without a few rants from the Chicago rapper about paparazzi and the fame that he can’t escape. He ended his show with “Stronger” and thanked G-Shock for having him.
Kanye, Jay-Z, and Rihanna are rumored to be taping the video for “Run This Town” this weekend in New York City. – Kamaria Gboro
[Editor’s note: stay tuned for more videos from the night to be posted shortly…]