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Kanye West debuts 'sci-fi' show
By Greg Cochrane
Newsbeat music reporter

Kanye West

Kanye West last night [5 July] headlined the Wireless festival by debuting his new 'sci-fi' stage show at London's Hyde Park.

The rapper premiered a new crystal-themed stage with a huge video screen.

During the 75 minute set, which borrowed heavily from most recent album 808s & Heartbreak, West was joined by four statuesque, half naked women.

The festival also saw performances from Daniel Merriweather, Q-Tip, Kid Cudi and Calvin Harris.

Taking to the stage at 2115 [GMT] wearing a black dinner jacket, sunglasses and gloves West spoke rarely in between songs but thanked the crowd of 50,000 people "for letting me be me".

The set also included hits such as Gold Digger, Diamonds From Sierra Leone and a shortened version of American Boy.

Kanye West spent most of the set stood high atop a specially designed plinth surrounded by reflective diamonds with his live band hidden behind.

He was joined by four women coated in metallic paint for much of the set as they assumed various statuesque poses around him.

Beginning earlier in the afternoon the park event also also saw performances from Tinchy Stryder, Noisettes and Britain's Got Talent dance troop Diversity.

Kanye West will tour the US this autumn alongside Lady Gaga.



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