HOLLYWOOD HILLS, California — When it comes to Kanye West and awards-show performances, we can always expect the unexpected. So with Yeezy and his G.O.O.D. Music mates set to take the stage for Sunday night's (July 1) 2012 BET Awards, we can only guess what's in his bag of tricks. Lucky for fans, though, MTV News caught up with 'Ye's homey Big Sean, who was gracious enough to drop a hint.
"All white, all white, player," Sean told us with a mischievous laugh outside of music-industry veteran Kevin Liles' private luncheon in Hollywood Hills on Saturday.
Though Sean didn't give us much to go on, it's worth noting that in the video for "Mercy," the first single off G.O.O.D.'s highly anticipated Cruel Summer album, Kanye, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Sean and the rest of the crew are dressed in all black. It's possible that 'Ye just wants to switch things up for the collective's first live televised performance or, maybe, West is going to give fans a new song entirely when the show kicks off tonight at 8 p.m.
It wouldn't be the first time Kanye debuted a track at a big-time awards show. In 2010, just two months before releasing his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy LP, the rap and style icon returned to MTV's Video Music Awards to premiere "Runaway." With a little more than a month before he drops Cruel Summer, it's not too far-fetched to guess that 'Ye might use the televised moment to drum up some serious excitement for the album.
Of course, this is all speculative, and if G.O.O.D. decide to perform "Mercy" as most folks are expecting, it's a safe bet that it will all be visually stunning.
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