By Shamar Young
When Frank Ocean cancelled on thousands of fans this weekend at L.A.’s FYF Music Festival, reps moved fast and replaced the singer with someone who had just enough power, enough hits and more confidence than ever: Kanye West.
To no one’s surprise, 'Ye dominated the stage on Saturday night (August 22), and he had a couple tricks up his sleeve. From the crowd’s energy after the first few songs, it seemed as if he was meant to be the headliner all along.
Opening his set with “No Church In The Wild” left fans eager -- as Frank Ocean's soulful voice traveled down the field -- hoping that the singer would probably show, only to realize it was just another hit for Kanye.
Travi$ Scott guested to perform "Upper Echelon" and "Antidote" while Rihanna, who was also an audience member, made a very impromptu appearance for “FourFiveSeconds” and “All of the Lights." Needless to say -- the crowd loved it.
As the concert ended, I asked fans how they felt about the switch up. While most were disappointed that Frank Ocean cancelled, they were "more than happy” with Kanye as the replacement and felt this year’s festival organizers couldn’t have made a better decision.
One fan, David E., went as far as saying it was "hands down the greatest night of my life."