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This Is Why Seeing Kanye West In Concert Is Absolutely Essential

Praise Yeezus.

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'Ye was forced to postpone several of his tour dates because of a car accident that damaged the 60-ft circular LED screen. But if you see the show, you'll understand why it was so essential to the experience.

Not only did the screen act as a majestic moon, it also displayed some of the show's most striking visuals.

They also acted as a human throne.

He spent part of the show rapping on the ground and even that looked beautiful on the moon screen.

He spent a lot of the show in these couture Margiela masks.

Really, all of his looks in the show were on point.

The songs themselves were all incredible, and all it took was one opening note from "Runaway" on the piano for the arena to lose its mind.

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And when the drop came in on "Blood On The Leaves," it was literally explosive.

Of course, it wouldn't be a Kanye show without a 10-minute soliloquy.

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And here's his monologue from his show at the Barclays Center in NYC on Nov. 19:


Complex has a full transcript of what he said.

But he was all smiles by the end of the show, when it came time for "Bound 2," his ode to Kim K.

...all was calm when the man he simply referred to as "white Jesus" appeared.

And he knelt before him and was blessed.

And with his blessing, Kanye erupted into a massive, larger-than-life performance of "Jesus Walks."

Many famous friends showed up and hung out backstage.

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Q-Tip Instagrammed the photo above with the caption: "Good times: Yeezus tour backstage with Jack White, Dave Chappelle, Yasiin Bey, Busta, Phife and Jarobi"


Vogue editors Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington, along with Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner, were also in the house.

Anna and co. put on a good poker face, but real fans couldn't keep their emotions bottled.

The show closed with Kanye kneeling as the refrain from "On Sight" played over and over again.

"He'll give us what we neeeeeeed / it may not be what we waaaannnntttt...