Watch Kanye West Get Into His Zone Backstage at the BRIT Awards
Kanye's debut performance of his new single "All Day" at the recent BRIT Awards was kind of epic. Replete with flame throwers, an entourage of what looked like 100 people in all black and Yeezy blacking out, the performance was an amazing spectacle to see. For all that transpired on stage, backstage right before the set was pretty mellow. The award show recently released footage of West's pre-game ritual before the big show and it looks like the calm before the storm.
In the clip, a composed looking Kanye paces among the set performers and event organizers, before stopping to check his mic. Just like he doesn't like to smile, apparently Yeezy also keeps his emotions on the tuck before turning up for performances. After eying the set before his, the rap star corrals the crew for a quick prayer, concluding with a chant of "all day." Then, we witness it. Kanye West actually grins from ear to ear. Rare. It's only a second before he is pan-face and back in go mode.
"All Day," features an appearance from rising MC Allan Kingdom on the hook and Theophilus London, and is the latest hint into what West has been cooking for the follow up of his last release Yeezus. At this point, it's hard to gauge a sound for the LP which boast a rap ballad in "Only One" and the acoustic Rihanna and Paul McCartney assisted "FourFiveSeconds."
Check out footage of 'Ye's pre-game warm-up, above.