While you slept, the stars were out at the TIME 100 Gala toasting those who made the magazine's annual "Most Influential People" list. Among those being honored at the event was Kanye West, who showed up rocking a dope fit by Haider Ackermann. Of course he had his wife Kim Kardashian at his side, but she almost went down after an incident with a clumsy paparazzi on the red carpet.
During the Gala, Kanye took to the stage to perform and had a group of shirtless models flank the stage, styled like African warriors with khaki pants and chalky mud all over their bodies. One of the models shared a photo on Instagram saying that their job was to stand their and be stoic, but that it was hard not to dance during the performance.
KANYE's art/rap/poetic performance was just as EPIC as you'd expect it to be. Only he could get the entire room to literally jump! Stay tuned for more detailed pictures & stories of my #TIME100 Gala experience throughout the day! #mrrenaissance #Yeezy #Chivas25
A video posted by Rafael of Mr. Renaissance (@mrrenaissancestyle) on Apr 22, 2015 at 2:11am PDT
Tonight was a great night! I got to stand next to Kanye West on stage as he performed 5 songs at The Time 100 Gala... We were dressed as African warriors. I had to stand there and be stoic, it was hard not to dance my ass off ass the best dropped!! He was a cool dude all day! #NYC #Time100 #KanyeWest #JazzClub #HeadedHomeMuddyAsFawk #SkippinTheAfties #AfricanWarrior
A photo posted by Deric Mickens (@dericmickens) on Apr 21, 2015 at 8:24pm PDT
A photo posted by TeamKanyeDaily (@teamkanyedaily) on Apr 21, 2015 at 10:25pm PDT