BET Awards 2012
Date: July 1, 2012
Music performed: “Mercy, "Cold,” "New God Flow"
Kanye literally put a Lamborghini Murcielago on the stage of the BET Awards when he and Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz brought GOOD Music's dominance front and center. They performed "Mercy" in order of their verses, at times sitting on the hood of the giant supercar, laced in blue light, before Kanye took over with "Cold" and "New God Flow."
The "Lamborghini, Mercy" line was bound to get popular on its own, but this stage set up sped the obsession up a bit. Kanye went hard with "Cold" then stunned everyone with the a cappella premiere of "New God Flow" which he ended up stomping to and doing the iconic *drops mic* gesture.
By this point, Kanye, whether performing alone or with other artists, proved that he hows what makes a strong image and an even stronger impact, especially with the giant platform of global television. Any Kanye fan counts this as one of his biggest, most exciting performances OFF ALL TIME.