Yeezus is back! After taking a one-year hiatus from the spotlight, hip-hop star Kanye West had made his return to the stage. For his big comeback, Kanye completely surprised fans at Kid Cudi’s Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ World Tour concert stop in his hometown of Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 4— and the crowd at the Aragon Ballroom absolutely went wild when Ye took the stage.
Cudi — who is a protege of Kanye’s — introduced his mentor as Ye walked on stage in sweatpants, a black pullover hoodie, and a denim jacket. Kanye didn’t speak or address the crowd, and he lowered his hood before he performed “Father Stretch my Hands Pt 1,” a track off of his last album Life of Pablo featuring Cudi. He joined Cudi on the mic for the chorus, and he held his mic to the crowd, allowing his fans to rap part of his verse.
This marks the first time that the 40-year-old has performed live since November 2016 after he had what seemed to be a mental breakdown onstage during his concert in Sacramento. He went on a 15-minute rant where he dissed a bunch of his close friends including fellow rapper JAY-Z and Jay’s wife Beyoncé before he walked offstage. In the days following his rant, Ye was hospitalized, which led to the cancellation of the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour.
The father-of-two — he shares four-year-old daughter North and one-year-old son Saint with wife Kim Kardashian, and the couple is expecting a third baby via a surrogate — is still dealing with the fallout from his rant. Back in August, Kanye filed a $10 million lawsuit against his insurer Lloyd’s of London in losses stemming from the cancellation of his tour dates, and sources exclusively revealed to In Touch that a secret videotape that surfaced in the midst of Kanye’s legal battle could ruin his reputation and his marriage.
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“More than 20 hours of video was taken of Kanye during the four days leading up to his hospitalization,” and you see the deterioration of his condition and his mental breakdown,” the insider revealed.
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