Watch Kanye West Jump Into Lake During Armenian Performance
Kanye West delivered a surprise free concert at Swan Lake in Yerevan, Armenia Sunday night during a visit to the region with wife Kim Kardashian. But security brought the show to an abrupt end after the rapper jumped in the water, with a horde of fans following his lead, MissInfo reports.
The epic splash took place during a performance of “Good Life,” which begins around the 72-minute mark in the above clip. West stops the track after an enthusiastic intro, asking the audience if they can see him in the back. “We gonna do something different right now,” he says before hopping in the lake. Dozens of fans jump in after him, screaming and taking selfies as the backing track continues to play. Despite the audience’s “Kanye!” chants, the show comes to a premature close with security leading people out of the water.
The concert, which begins at the 45:55 mark, also includes “Stronger,” “Jesus Walks,” “Power,” “Touch the Sky” and “All of the Lights.” The rapper also gives a shout-out to Kardashian, who’s of Armenian descent, after “Touch the Sky,” saying, “Feels good to be home — that’s what my wife said.”
“Crazy night!,” Kardashian tweeted after the show. “Kanye wakes me up & says he’s doing a free concert in Yerevan, Armenia! I throw on sweats & we go! Thousands of people were there! Kanye jumped in Swan Lake to be closer to the crowd on the other side & so many people jumped in too! Such an exciting crazy night! So happy I got to rock out with everyone in Armenia on our last night here!!!! #EpicNight #ArmenianPride”
Last week, West settled a civil lawsuit stemming from a July 2013 incident in which he assaulted a photographer outside Los Angeles’ LAX airport. Days later, a studio version of Chicago rapper Vic Mensa’s “U Mad,” which features a West guest verse, hit the Internet.