Kanye West has been laying low since he made America’s sweetheart, Taylor Swift, cry at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards… and for good reason. Even President Obama called him a “jack***” after that classy move.
On June 27, West finally came out of hiding to open the BET Awards with his new single “Power,” and even though it appears he left his offending bottle of Hennessy at home this time, he seriously underwhelmed.
Kanye has been hiding from us all year. We were hoping to actually see his face during this performance. Instead, he performed from the top of a volcano set-up, hidden by shadows as pyrotechnics exploded below him and mountainscapes and weather patterns were displayed on the screen behind him.
]]>Between the distracting theatrics and the censored lyrics, Kanye’s come back fell short. Okay, so maybe we didn’t approve of him busting Taylor’s chops, but we still miss the confident, in-your-face Kanye that thought he was the best rapper in all the land and made sure we knew it. Tonight, the star of Kanye’s performance was the giant chain around his neck. How did he stand up? Follow Zap2it and @cadlymack on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo Credit: Getty