Oddly enough, when fans walked into Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, there was no stage to be seen within the venue. Obviously, this was a set-up for a dramatic entrance.
Kanye West emerged in all his glory on a square platform about the size of a boxing ring–and it was floating above the audience. That’s right, Kanye literally floated over fans, and the stage continued to move as the show went on.
Apparently, this was Kanye’s attempt at making sure everyone had equal access to prime seats for the performance. A video taken from the audience showed Kanye discussing the lack of boundaries causing some security concerns, but he simply says, “The whole concept was supposed to be that they’re supposed to go wherever they want, whenever they want.”
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Speaking of doing whatever the heck you want, Kanye West is no stranger to that concept, and it seems he got the VMAs on board with his authority. The festivities will take place this Sunday, and it is rumored that Kanye will get four minutes of stage time.
What will he do with that stage time? Nobody knows. Not even the people planning the VMAs. All they’ve said is that they know it will be “something big.”
Maybe it’s just me, but given Kanye West’s proclivity for controversy, it seems rather dangerous to just hand him the stage without giving approval for whatever he has up his sleeve. Then again, it’s going to do wonders for the ratings.
In other news, Taylor Swift decided to skip the VMAs this year–perhaps she was afraid of what Kanye West has in store?