Kanye West was in for a surprise this past Friday (Dec. 16) at the Tacoma Dome, one of many stops for the Watch the Throne tour with Jay-Z. The Tacoma Dome is located in Washington, 30 miles south of Seattle.
During the show, a fan from the front row began throwing handfuls of business cards at the performer onstage.
West cut the music and said, “Unless one person raise their hand and say I’m the one who did it, all the whole section gotta to go.”
He explained the security risk saying, “These cubes go 20 feet in the air, fam. We risking our lives up here. You can’t be throwing sh*t that we’re gonna slip on.”
West was referring to two huge, electronic rotating cube platforms that are central to the performance.
The hip-hop mogul spoke to the roaring crowd in a direct and serious tone, but he didn’t seem overwhelmingly angry. In fact, I think he seemed more on the concerned side.
First of all, what was going through that card-thrower’s mind? Did he/she really think that throwing his/her business cards at Yeezy was going to make a good first impression? I’m all for getting creative, especially when it comes to networking and connecting, but throwing your name at someone’s face is really not the way to go about things.
Second of all, Yeezy is known to have a pretty upfront attitude, so his reaction shouldn’t be shocking. Also, I really don’t think he would have thrown out the whole section. I think it was simply a tactic to get the person who threw the cards to fess up. I’m sure all the other fans were yelling and pointing the person out anyways.
Am I being too nice? Maybe I am. But I don’t think this move was douchey. West was looking out for his and Jay-Z’s safety. I mean, who else could have done something about the incident? West was the one with the mic.
The business-card thrower was eventually escorted out and Yeezy, along with Jay-Z, were able to hype up the crowd again.
Watch the incident below. Any thoughts?
Source: Seattle Times
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