Posted on Thu Jun 13th, 2013 10:00am PDT
Rather than staying by baby mama Kim Kardashian's side after being accused of cheating on her, Kanye West headed to Basel, Switzerland to promote his new album! Of course, this was probably a previously scheduled appearance, but you know Kimmy K would rather have him here in L.A. with her...
Kanye announced that he would hold an impromptu preview of his album Yeezus at midnight at Art Basel, and he performed several of his new tunes, including "New Slaves." He debuted the song last month, but it's still somewhat shocking to hear him repeatedly say that he'd rather be a "d***" than a "swallower."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "hundreds of dealers, artists ... dropped all other arrangements, including what was supposed to be the highlight of the evening, a surprise concert by Solange at the Absolut Art Bar, and flocked to the Messeplatz hall." Poor Solange!
Kanye jokingly introducing himself as a "celebrity boyfriend," and he then bragged to the crowd that he he got his start in the art world and had been accepted to a number of prestigious art schools before he found his niche in the music industry. "I realized I would never be a great visual artist of the world, and started to worry that I would end up working at an ad agency – no offense to anyone who does that." Oh Kanye...
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