Kanye West seemingly is always finding new ways to look foolish. There’s his recent “people look at me…like I’m Hitler” comment. There’s the Taylor Swift episode at the 2009 MTV VMAs. And the classic “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” incident. But on Tuesday (Aug. 9), West went old-school comedy: He fell on stage.
During a performance of “All of the Lights” at a festival in Norway, the 34-year-old rapper jumped in the air only to slip and fall on his can. After a brief slide on the stage, he got back up and kept on singing.
West’s backside bounce follows a long tradition of artists wiping out in public. Past victims of gravity include Beyonce’s 2010 fall during a show in Brazil, Jennifer Lopez doing a header during the 2009 AMAs, Lady Gaga taking a dive off her piano at a show in Houston earlier this year and Shania Twain, who fell while en route to the stage during the 2011 Country Music Awards.
Here’s the video. Feel free to watch it repeatedly.