Kanye West made his first high-profile public live appearance since his infamous stage crash at MTV's Video Music Awards in September, surprising the crowd at Beyoncé's concert at London's O2 Arena by performing his verse from the "Ego" remix last night. "Give it up for Kanye West," Beyoncé — who was the unsuspecting benefactor of West's VMAs rant — told the crowd as the MC emerged. Crowd footage of the guest spot on YouTube indicates fans seem to have forgiven Kanye for interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech, cheering loudly for West from his opening line to his swift exit after completing the verse. Jay-Z also popped up at his wife's London show, coming out for "Crazy in Love," NME reports. Jay made a similar cameo when Beyoncé's tour launched in New York.
"I need to, after this, take some time off and just analyze how I'm going to make it through the rest of this life, how I'm going to improve," a remorseful West told Leno in September, acknowledging that what he did to Swift was "rude." West apologized to Swift, both publicly and privately, on several occasions, and now the 808s & Heartbreak rapper finally seems poised to resume his career.
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