Kanye West Performs ‘All Day’ and ‘Black Skinhead’ at 2015 Billboard Music Awards [VIDEO]
When you think of award shows, the first name that usually comes to mind is Kanye West. Known for his random outbursts at the Grammy Awards and MTV Video Music Awards, Yeezy has built a reputation for having a flair for the dramatic when on the grandest of stages. But on Sunday (May 17) at the Billboard Music Awards, Yeezy opted to let his music speak for itself, delivering one of the standout performances of the night.
He entered the stage to the tune of "All Day," a song featured on his upcoming album, SWISH, amid a slew of pyrotechnics and other special effects. Kanye goes from 0 to 100 quickly while flanked by Theophilus London and Allan Kingdom. He then breaks out into a performance of his Yeezus single, "Black Skinhead," much to the delight of the attendees, who get their fist pumping and dance on while the rapper works the stage.
The censors may have taken much of the steam from the performance -- at one point there was absolutely no sound heard for several seconds -- but Yeezy came through on his end of the bargain and added this one to his list of enthralling live sets.
2015 has been an roller coaster of a year for Kanye West. After starting the year off strong with an announcement he he had an album on the way and releasing new songs like "Only One" and "FourFiveSeconds" featuring Paul McCartney and Rihanna, he received much negative press when he crashed the stage during Beck's acceptance speech for Album of the Year at the Grammys.
After apologizing for his actions, he redeemed himself with a few more musical releases -- including his latest single "All Day" -- as well as releasing his Yeezy Boost sneakers with Adidas to much fanfare. The public may be patiently waiting for his album, but in the meantime, Mr. West continues to keep his name in the mix via a number of high-profile moves, with this performance being the latest spectacle to get the people talking.
See Your Favorite Rappers & Singers on the Red Carpet at 2015 Billboard Music Awards