August 08, 2023

Music

Kanye West takes the stage for first time since anti-Semitism scandal

Kanye West joined Travis Scott at the latter’s Utopia concert in Rome on Monday

By Betty Cruise August 08, 2023
Kanye West takes the stage for first time since anti-Semitism scandal
Kanye West takes the stage for first time since anti-Semitism scandal

Kanye West is coming out of the shadows.

The Yeezy rapper joined Travis Scott on stage at the latter’s Utopia concert in Rome on Monday, marking his first performance since a row of anti-Semitic remarks last year.

According to TMZ, the Sicko Mode rapper brought West on stage with a prelude, saying, “Only one human being on this mother [expletive] planet that has ever walked side by side with me through anything and every mother [expletive] thing.”

He continued: “There is no Utopia without Kanye West. There is no Travis Scott without Kanye West. There is no Rome without Kanye West. Make some noise for Ye,” as reported via Pitchfork.

West and Scott went on to belt out a duet of Praise God and Can’t Tell Me Nothing, according to the outlets.

Kanye West’s latest performance marked his first onstage appearance since he found himself at the receiving end of the internet’s ire after making insensitive remarks about Jewish people.

Following the scandal, he was dropped from multiple brand deals, including Balenciaga, Adidas, Gap, and Foot Locker among others.

Fellow celebrities also denounced the rapper over his refusal to retract his statements and constant doubling down on them.

Scott and West also share mutual ties with the Kardashian-Jenner clan: the Donda rapper shares four kids with his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, meanwhile, Scott is a father to two children with Kylie Jenner.