Orlando, FL - Kanye West surprised the fans at Travis Scott’s Circus Maximus Tour stop in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday night (January 31, 2024), by joining him on stage as a special guest. The Chicago rap legend wore a white hockey mask that resembled the one that Eminem used to wear on his Anger Management Tour in the early 2000s12. The mask was also a nod to the horror movie character Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th series3.
Kanye West performed a six-song set that included some of his classics such as “Runaway”, “Fade”, “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”, “All of the Lights” and “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1”. He also performed his latest single “Vultures” with Ty Dolla $ign and Bump J, and announced that the first part of their collaborative album Vultures Volume 1 will be released on February 914. The duo previously revealed that the album will be a three-part project, with the second and third parts dropping on March 8 and April 5, respectively1.
Travis Scott, who signed a publishing deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music in 2012, showed his appreciation and admiration for his mentor and collaborator, calling him “the greatest of all time”. “I wouldn’t be here on this stage without my brother, man,” he told the crowd. "He opened up these doors for me. Make some noise for the greatest of all time."1
The fans at the Kia Center were ecstatic to see Kanye West and Travis Scott perform together, and shared their excitement on social media.
This is not the first time that Kanye West and Travis Scott have performed together. They have collaborated on several songs, such as “Piss On Your Grave”, “Watch”, and “Wash Us In The Blood”. They also appeared together at the 2021 Met Gala, where Kanye West wore a black mask and Travis Scott wore a brown suit with a harness.
Kanye West has been making headlines recently for his controversial comments and actions, such as his antisemitic remarks, his divorce from Kim Kardashian, and his demand for Billie Eilish to apologize to Travis Scott before he performs at the 2022 Coachella Festival. However, he has also been praised for his musical genius and his philanthropic efforts, such as donating $10 million to the Roden Crater project and $1 million to the families of the victims of the Astroworld tragedy .
Travis Scott, on the other hand, has been facing a lot of criticism and lawsuits for his role in the Astroworld disaster, where 10 people died and hundreds were injured during his performance in Houston, Texas in November 2021. He has since apologized and offered to pay for the funeral costs of the victims, as well as provide free mental health services to the attendees. He has also postponed the rest of his Circus Maximus Tour until further notice.
Despite their different situations, Kanye West and Travis Scott have shown that they are still loyal and supportive of each other, and that they can still deliver an amazing show for their fans. Their performance in Orlando was a rare and memorable moment for the hip hop community, and a testament to their friendship and talent. 🎤
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