Kanye West’s Brain Melts In This David Blaine Ice Pick Stunt

'Ye assisted the magician on his 'Real or Magic?' special.

Kanye West has been making a lot of press appearances around his Yeezus record and accompanying tour, but none so out-there as his stint on David Blaine’s ABC special David Blaine: Real or Magic? Tuesday night.

Blaine, like the truly creeptastic showman that he is, thoroughly skeeved out a bunch of famous people — like Will Smith and Woody Harrelson — by jamming an ice pick through his hand and then asking said famous people to pull it out again.

While the majority of the celebs reacted in cringing, hand-flapping horror to the stunt — see Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul — ‘Ye stayed cool, smiling and chuckling as he pulled the sharp implement from the musician’s hand. Perhaps he just went to his “happy place” — which we’re guessing is some iteration of the tranquil scenes in his “Bound 2″ video?

This isn’t the first time Blaine has enlisted a musician to inflict physical pain on his person; in 2012, the magician executed a stunt called “Electrified” in which he spent three days and three nights being electrocuted by the likes of Andrew W.K., who doled out shocks via a mini keyboard hooked up to Tesla coils.

Brenna Ehrlich is a reporter for MTV News as well as the senior writer/editor for the O Music Awards. In the past, she served as associate editor at Mashable, penned a netiquette column for CNN and co-authored the blog and book "Stuff Hipsters Hate." She likes trying not to die in moshpits and listening to songs on repeat. Follow her on Twitter for news on cats and punk bands.
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