AceShowbiz - Kanye West appeared to have been censored during a livestream of his recent listening party. The "All of the Lights" rapper's livestream was cut off not long after he called himself an "anti-Semite" during his performance.
On Thursday, February 8, the 46-year-old hip-hop artist held a listening party for his and Ty Dolla $ign's upcoming collaborative album titled "Vultures". The music event took place at the United Center in Chicago and was documented on a livestream, which was hosted on Veeps.
Kanye delivered some of the songs, which will be featured in the set, in front of concertgoers for the first time ahead of the album release. At one point, he rapped, "And I'm still crazy, bipolar, anti-Semite/ And I'm still the king." Shortly after he uttered the word "King," the livestream went black and silent.
There was no explanation as to why the livestream was cut off. It remains unknown if the censor was done on purpose since he has been bombarded with criticisms over his controversial anti-Semitic comments or if it was merely a coincidence. Meanwhile, there was speculation suggesting that Kanye and the platform had agreed to censor any offensive content.
The livestream eventually resumed and showed Kanye taking the stage with his collaborator Ty to debut the songs in the tracklist of "Vultures". Aside from the two artists, Kanye's 10-year-old first child North West, whom he shares with his former wife Kim Kardashian, appeared on the stage to deliver her verse on "Talking/Once Again" in front of the packed audience.
During the gig, Kanye also compared himself to some celebrities who got canceled. The "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1" spitter mentioned some well-known names, including Bill Cosby, R. Kelly as well as Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.
This was not the first time Kanye compared himself to other artists. On Tuesday, February 6, he got things off his chest about not being able to book arenas to perform via Instagram. He uploaded a photo featuring a note that read, "I HAVE NOT BEEN ALLOWED TO PERFORM IN A YEAR. FEELS LIKE THE [Elvis Presley] MOVIE." He seemingly was making a reference to Elvis being banned from gigs due to his provocative performances.