Kanye West’s “Vultures” album livestream temporarily stopped after the artist said “antisemite.”
During Thursday’s listening party at the United Center in Chicago, Kanye West unveiled his latest songs to an enthusiastic crowd. The Grammy winner made a striking entrance, dressed in all black attire and donning a Jason Voorhees mask.
In one of his tracks, West raised eyebrows with his lyrics, rapping, “And I’m still crazy, bipolar, antisemite / And I’m still the king.” However, just as he uttered the word “king,” the live stream abruptly went dark and silent, leaving viewers puzzled.
Speculation Surrounding Interruption
It remains unclear whether the interruption was intentional, possibly due to West’s history of controversial statements regarding antisemitism, or merely a technical glitch.
Despite the disruption, the livestream eventually resumed, showcasing appearances by West’s collaborator Ty Dolla $ign and his 10-year-old daughter, North, also known as Miss Westie.
Response from West’s Camp
Page Six reached out to West’s representative for clarification but has yet to receive a response.
The event occurred just two days after West took to Instagram to seek assistance in booking venues for his performances.
He lamented his struggle to secure bookings over the past year and expressed gratitude for being able to confirm a slot at the United Center, his hometown arena.
A Plea for Help
West’s plea for assistance in booking venues came after he shared frustrations about being denied performance opportunities, likening his situation to that of Elvis Presley in a now-deleted post.
He expressed hope for support in securing venues, revealing that he had been granted permission to book venues including the UBS Arena in Elmont, NY, for his upcoming “Vultures” event scheduled for Friday.