By Sean Lynch
Fans of the OFWGKTA collective were treated to a special guest appearance at the second annual Odd Future Carnival. The event which took place this past Saturday (November 9) at the Los Angeles Coliseum, saw none other than Kanye West taking the stage.
Concertgoers witnessed two very different performances from Ye’ in his Yeezus standout, “New Slaves” along with “Late” off Late Registration. During the latter, Kanye was a bit sluggish in recalling the lyrics, but found his groove after some assistance from Tyler, The Creator. Kanye shedding a smile and laugh, admitted midway into his first verse, “I ain’t perform this song in six years.”
West appeared to be enjoying himself quite a bit, shaking his serious demeanor in exchange for a consistent smile. Ye’ may have been hinting at his appearance during his latest radio-promo run. During a controversial interview with 97.1 AMP Radio in Los Angeles, West commented on his use of the confederate flag, later calling himself a big fan of Tyler, the Creator.
He commended the young OFWGKTA leader, surprisingly even calling him “a good mentor.” “He’s so talented and understands things because he went to film school,” explained Kanye. “I literally would like e-mail and be like, can you teach me how to make videos? I want to learn.”
With Odd Future backing him up on stage, Ye’ had command of the crowd. This performance provides Kanye with a nice tune-up run before resuming the Yeezus tour November 16th in Philly. Barring any further setbacks, Yeezus is back on track.