Kanye West‘s listening party event — where he debuted his new album — apparently had someone with a bleep button monitoring, which they used at the first sign of antisemitism.
The rapper was in Chicago Thursday night and hosting a performance at United Center — basically using the show to trot out all his new songs on ‘Vultures,’ which he didn’t release digitally to the masses … but which everyone in the building got to hear live.
Ye went through his set list rockin’ his Jason Voorhees mask … and while he cruised through each track, he eventually landed on one where he explicitly mentioned his antisemitism — and it appears the platform he was using to stream this was quick to censor him.
Check it out … Kanye raps, “And I’m still crazy, bipolar, antisemite // And I’m still the king.” Almost a second after that last lyrics — the feed on Veeps (the streaming service he opted for to carry his live gig) cut to black and went silent … suggesting someone did it purposely.
That’s what people online are speculating anyway … namely, that Ye and Veeps might’ve had some agreement beforehand that gave them the right to cut his show off at a moment’s notice for objectionable content — and, presumably, that’s what happened here.
As for the rest of the concert … pretty standard. KW was up there performing alongside Ty Dolla $ign as they went through the ‘Vultures’ track list. His daughter, North, got onstage too and performed her verse on ‘Talking/Once Again.’ And yes, the place looked relatively packed.
There was one other interesting moment that stood out from the show … Ye compared himself to “canceled” celebs — and specifically name-dropped Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, and Diddy.
Like we said, ‘Vultures’ didn’t end up releasing on any major streaming platforms — so his fans that weren’t there were left disappointed yet again. It’s unclear if he’ll actually drop it.
In the meantime, here are some snippets of the project … enjoy it for what’s it worth. 🤷🏽♂️