Watch: Kanye West BRIT Awards Performance
Yeezy slays the BRIT 2015 Awards.
In a big moment for underground club music fans, UK grime artists Boy Better Know, Novelist, Skepta and Stormzy and UK rappers Krept and Konan, joined Kanye West onstage at the 2015 BRIT Awards last night.
Kim Kardashian introduced her beau, demanding that the audience stand up for the performance, before Kanye appeared onstage, backed by a mob-like crowd of men dressed in black tracksuits, and a firethrower, with flames intermittently spurting up every few seconds. The mob-like set up could possibly be another reference to the London riots, which Kanye said inspired his recent adidas collection showcase.
The performance witnessed Kanye return to the brash, bragadaccio rap style that made him famous; as he went in on a new track All Day (a version of which leaked last year), a grittier offering in contrast to the more introspective Wolves, the other track we've heard from Kanye's as-yet-untitled, upcoming album. This US/UK grime collaboration follows the recent US version of Skepta's track That's Not Me (feat. ol' mate Wiki from RATKING), blowing up in the US. Skepta fortune-balled a potential Kanye West connection in an interview with Hypetrak late last year:
The performance left a few audience members confused, but not Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian, who were loving sick the underground vibes:
Watch the performance here: