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Kanye West Booed At Thanksgiving Day Parade

Crowd chanted Taylor Swift's name — and worse

November 29, 2010 3:18 PM ET

Kanye West's performance during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade seemed peaceful enough on television — but in fact the crowd around his float was rather unruly, as this YouTube footage reveals.

As the float approaches, the crowd can be heard yelling things like "You're an asshole, buddy" and "Jump!" They also repeatedly shout Taylor Swift's first name.

 

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West performed "Lost in the World," from his five-star album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy , and left it at that.

[Rap-Up.com via Village Voice]

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