As new photos show, the rapper brought along his Sunday Service crew to back him up during the production. While on stage, he and his cast members were dressed in head-to-toe silver. Their outfits included billowing silver robes, silver shoes and silver body paint. Some even wore silver headgear and silver glasses.
The opera took place on Sunday, December 8, on the last day of the famous art show. While West, 42, was evidently the star, the play was directed by Vanessa Beecroft, who previously directed Nebuchadnezzar, and was held at the Miami Marine Stadium. The venue, which floats on water, allegedly had a special significance to the rapper, given water’s biblical significance. RadarOnline.com readers know that in his latest album, Jesus Is King, one of West’s songs is titled “Water.”
“Clean us like the rain in spring/ Take the chlorine out our conversation/ Let Your light reflect on me/ I promise I'm not hiding anything/ It's water/ We are water/ Pure as water/ Like a newborn daughter,” read the lyrics.
As sources noted, West’s opera was comprised of twelve scenes. Fans who witnessed the surprise production tweeted about the event, sharing photos of the musician and his choir in their silver costumes.
West didn’t say much about the performance, only tweeting an announcement hours before the show.
His wife, Kim Kardashian, also failed to explain the surprise opera performance. Instead of sharing her usual string of photos and videos on social media, the KKW Beauty mogul shared snaps from son Saint West’s dinosaur-themed birthday party, and promo clips from Keeping Up with the Kardashians. https://radaronline.com/photos/inside-saint-wests-dinosaur-themed-birthday-party/
Star Of The Show
West was all smiles when walking into Art Basel with his Sunday Service choir.
Though he did not seem to be accompanied by his family members, the rapper looked ecstatic while performing with his crew.
He closed his eyes and waved his arms while directing the cast from a platform on the stage.
Fans on Twitter gushed about the performance, paying special attention to the dreamy location and the metallic outfits.
West’s loved ones, however, failed to comment about it on social media.
While most fans praised the rapper for stepping out of his comfort zone, others slammed his appearance and alleged weight gain.
We Miss The Old Kanye
Others also slammed him for the religious-inspired theme of his show.
Still, some adoring fans tweeted at West, asking him to bring the opera to their countries.
It's unclear if the rapper will repeat his performance outside Miami.
More To Come
As fans know, he is working on his upcoming album, Jesus Is Born, which is set to be released on Christmas Day.