St. Pablo Tour stops in Grand Rapids

Considering I haven’t been to a concert since, B2K was a thing. Going to the St. Pablo
Tour was another great experience for 2016. I was able to see why people pay the big bucks for the closer seats, although my seats were just as great. The concert took place in the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI., where the streets flooded with people from all over West Michigan to experience Mr. West and his hovering stage.

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Kanye hit the platform at 9:21p.m., and the crowd went crazy. I’ll be honest, I enjoy Kanye as an artist and producer, but I really wasn’t a die hard fan–until now. The energy in that arena was amazing, I enjoyed every bit of it.

He performed several hits like, Jesus Walks, FourFive Seconds, Can’t Tell Me Nothing and several songs from Life of Pablo, obviously. Opening  with Father Stretch My Hands.

As I said before, I hadn’t been to a concert since watching Omarion glide across the stage at Joe Louis Arena, or maybe it was Lloyd…I’m not sure, but it has been a while. Of course, me being “Jill the camera lady” I wanted to capture so many great moments, for this post specifically. I had my phone out the entire time, recording and taking pictures.

I joked about how the set up and lighting made me feel like I was standing in the middle of Zion in the Matrix movie, because that’s exactly how it felt. The yellow lights gave it a real ambient touch. Listening to the crowd sing all the lyrics as if they were on stage performing. Needless-to-say, I had a ball and I need to learn more Yeezy songs new and old.

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Kanye’s Going to Hollywood!

By: William Lawson

Image via TMZ
Image via TMZ

In true Kanye fashion, Mr. West randomly showed up somewhere and did something crazy. In this case he randomly showed up to the final season of American Idol as they were holding auditions in San Francisco.

Kanye performed in front of JLo and the other people on the panel*. Kanye performed for the judges and of course Kim Kardashian-West caught it all on camera. The judges all acted as if they were surprised–and maybe they were–but it all smells of a bad ploy to get a boost in ratings as the show takes its final bow. It wouldn’t be the first time the Kardashians have been called upon to boost ratings for a show *cough cough I Am Cait and DASH Dolls*

Not like you haven’t guessed it, but Yeezus was given the golden ticket which for a normal Idol contestant would mean he made it to Hollywood week.

Image via TMZ
Image via TMZ

*Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban