Kanye West & friends played My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy at Bowery Ballroom

Surely by now you’ve heard, via your overly annoying Twitter feed and/or this post, but Kanye West and a whole bunch of his friends celebrated the release of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with a semi-surprise show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning. Now, Bowery’s capacity is about 575 souls and though I’m sure they exceeded that, for those not who weren’t in attendance (that $100k price tag too much?) but who would like to semi-experience last night’s scene — aka a 90-minute set featuring a performance of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in its entirety with guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Terena Taylor, Pusha T, and John Legend, among others  — scroll down for a video recap. (We’re posting songs in the order they were played and will be updating this post throughout as more clips pop up, so check back often.)

The show ended with a trademark Kanye rant, one which heard the rapper go off on the media, sort of retract his apology to Taylor Swift, and defend former President George Bush all within the context of how he has managed to remain successful despite his controversial image. AKA, it’s basically Kanye being Kanye. Peep the full speech/rant below too.

“Dark Fantasy” (feat. Justin Vernon & Terena Taylor)


“All of the Lights” (feat. Bon Iver & Terena Taylor)

“Monster” (feat. Nicki Minaj)

“Devil in a New Dress” (feat. Rick Ross)

“Runaway” (feat. Pusha T)

“Hell of a Life” (feat. Justin Vernon)

“Lost in the World” (feat. Justin Vernon)

“Can’t Tell Me Nothing”

Kanye’s 9-minute rant

RealTalkNY’s video montage

Setlist: (via)
Dark Fantasy (feat. Terena Taylor & Bon Iver)
All of the Lights (interlude)
All of the Lights (feat. Terena Taylor & Bon Iver)
Monster (feat. Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver)
So Appalled (feat. Pusha T, Prynce Cy Hi, Swizz Beatz)
Devil in a New Dress (feat. Rick Ross)
Runaway (feat. Pusha T)
Hell of a Life (feat. Bon Iver)
Blame Game (feat. John Legend)
Lost in the World (feat. Bon Iver)
Who Will Survive in America

Christian Dior Denim Flow
Can’t Tell Me Nothing
The Good Life
(and then a rant)


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