Kanye West unveils flying stage on his Saint Pablo Tour
Kanye West has unveiled a flying stage on his Saint Pablo Tour
Kanye West has a flying stage on his 'Saint Pablo Tour'.
The 39-year-old rapper kicked off the first show with the floating platform at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse arena in Indianapolis, Indian on Thursday (25.08.16).
The 'Bound 2' hitmaker surprised his fans as he took flight to perform above the crowd on an uneven platform for a whole host of tracks including 'Father Stretch My Hands Pt1', 'All Day' and 'Can't Tell Me Nothing' from his latest LP 'The Life of Pablo'.
Virgil Abloh, who is Kanye's visual collaborator, explained the idea means "technically there's 'no stage'".
Kanye's manager Scooter Braun was amazed by the stage production.
He uploaded a picture on Snapchat with the caption: "Kanye where is the stage?! #saintPalblo (sic)" followed by a smiley face emoji.
Kanye will take his new toy with him for his 40-date tour of US and Canada, but fans who have tickets on the floor area will need to prepare to have a sore neck at the end of the night from looking above.
Meanwhile, it was revealed that the controversial star has been given "free reign" to do what he wants at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (28.08.16).
The 'FourFiveSeconds' hitmaker is due to appear at the ceremony at Madison Square Gardens and show producers, who are expecting "something big", have reportedly allocated him a four-minute performance slot.
However, sources told TMZ he has been told he can do what he wants, whether that is rap, sing, dance or even just stay silent - and he has so far not revealed what he has in store for the audience at New York's Madison Square Garden.
It had been speculated he will perform with Taylor Swift, ending their feud which was reignited earlier this year when he referenced her as "that b***h" in his song 'Famous', but sources close to the 'Shake It Off' singer - who has slammed claims from Kanye's wife Kim Kardashian West that she approved the song - insisted she has no plans to attend.