Kanye West made a surprise appearance on stage in Dubai alongside Lil Durk and Ty Dolla Sign on Sunday night. The trio delivered a surprise performance of their new song, “Vultures,” during Lil Durk’s show at the nightclub Blu Dubai.
Clips of the performance were shared on the club’s Instagram Stories, showcasing Kanye West passionately rapping the song’s lyrics. Notably, the lyrics include the line, “How am I antisemitic? I just f*ed a Jewish bch.”
Ye in Al Ula pic.twitter.com/CJluS42cNX
— Photos Of Ye (@PhotosOfKanye) November 12, 2023
Debut of “Vultures”
“Vultures” was first introduced by Kanye West on November 17 through Chicago radio station Power 92. This release marks his first official one since the track “Hot Shit” with Cardi B and Lil Durk in July 2022.
Controversies Surrounding West
Kanye West faced severe backlash in December when he appeared on Alex Jones’ “Infowars” talk show, making antisemitic remarks and praising Hitler. This controversy led to consequences such as being removed from Twitter, losing his partnership with Adidas, and being dropped by CAA. West claimed he lost $2 billion in a single day due to the fallout from his comments.
Return to the Stage
This performance in Dubai marks Kanye West’s return to the stage since the antisemitism controversy. His last live appearance was in August when he joined Travis Scott on stage during a tour stop in Rome, where they performed “Praise God” and “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.”
As Kanye West continues to navigate the fallout from past controversies, his surprise performances and new releases attract attention, raising questions about the reception of his music in light of his controversial statements.