1. “F*ck Kanye!”
Kanye took the stage in a much simpler version than his “Yeezus” tour set. After a few songs, he began his typical Kanye West outbursts. These declarations were met with violent boos and a mass exit from the crowd.
Festival-goers headed away from the stage and began filling up U.K. dance duo Disclosure’s tent early, punctuating their wait with eruptions of surprisingly well-organized chants of “F–k Kanye!”
2. “Where the press at? F–k the press!”
Kanye was heard uttering these words and evidently the crowd wasn’t feeling it.
3. A Simpler Set
Kanye pared down his typical epic set from his “Yeezus” tour and went for a much simpler set.
4. Masked Rapper
Kanye kept his Alexander McQueen mask for this show, but simplified his set to something a with a lot less fanfare that fans had grown used to from his “Yeezus” tour.
5. Kanye’s Competition
“I ain’t going after nobody on the radio,” he said in his “Runaway” outro. “I’m goin’ after Shakespeare. Walt Disney. Mozart. Henry Ford. Howard Hughes. David Stern. Elon Musk. You can only achieve as high as your dreams.”
6. Remember His Last Bonnaroo Performance?
In 2008, Yeezy played after Pearl Jam’s 3 hour set at 4:30 am. The crowd was depleted. He took to his blog to complain, “This Bonnaroo thing is the worst insult I’ve ever had in my life. This is the most offended I’ve ever been … this is the maddest I ever will be.”
7. Kanye Is Humble?
”The fact that there are so many people here tonight, it humbles me,” he said. “It humbles me in a way it gives me strength. I know I set my goals very high. What I promise you as I stand here tonight, 37 years old, this is only the beginning.”
8. I am the No. 1 muthaf–kin’ rock star on the planet!”
Kanye had a message for the crowd. Respect his rock star status.
9. Kanye Says He Talks Sh*t, So That You Can
“I want y’all to know that anytime I’m in the studio, make a record, make a T-shirt, I give it everything I got,” West said after he sang “Power.” “And when I talk that sh*t, it’s so you can talk that sh*t. If you’re a fan of me, you’re a fan of your motherf*ckin’ self. You can go out and do anything.”
10. Crowd Participation
Kanye gives the audience a chance to chime in, but according to reports, they were mostly booing.
11. Crowd Love
While there were plenty of booos in the audience, love still conquered all. The crowd gave Kanye the love he needed to perform with passion.
12. Temper Tantrum?
Kanye reportedly cut Jay Z references from songs like “Blood on the Leaves,” “Cold” and “Touch the Sky.” Could there be trouble brewing in their friendship?
13. Giving It His All
Despite the crowd’s disdain, Kanye still gave them a show, rants and all!
14. Microphone Check
Yeezy looks like he’s checking the crowd. It’s only so much booing an artist can take.
15. Everyone Liked Kim Better
A spray-painted fence read, “Dear Kanye, Kim gave a better performance” along the walk back to a fan’s campsite. Welp.