Kanye West stole the show at the 12/12/12 benefit concert at Madison Square Garden … with an absolutely atrocious performance.
At a benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy victims, the rapper elected to open his set by rapping, “You know white people get money, don’t spend it,” while running around the stage in a black leather kilt and pyrex sweatshirt. The Chicago rapper also appeared to be having some issues with his microphone as his audio levels faded in and out during his jittery performance.
“I had friends who were displaced by Hurricane Sandy, so I let them stay at my place,” the rapper remarked before going into his hit song, “Gold Digger.”
The audience didn’t seem moved by Kanye’s performance, but at least one person was: his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian.
“Awwwwwwww I’m so excited right now!!!!! He looks so cute!!” Kim tweeted as West took the stage.
Kanye’s performance also set Twitter ablaze with “Why is Kanye …” trending.
“Why is kanye singing about douchebags and a**holes? what goes through his mind? #121212Concert” one Twitter user wrote.
“Why is Kanye wearing PYREX on his jersey? Has he taken up baking casseroles in his spare time? #121212Concert,” another user wrote.
But the real gem went to the creator of this tweet: “We are going to have to have another benefit concert for all the people affected by Kanye West’s performance. #disaster.”
The rapper seemed frustrated with the botched performance, slamming his microphone on the ground and storming off the stage.
Did you see Kanye’s entire set? What did you think? NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams appeared just as speechless as we were following the spectacle, calling it an “unambiguous ending.”