Kanye West Live
We were in London with Rihanna, Lemar and Kano for an ultra secret show from the Graduation rapper.
Expectations were high as the Chicago rapper took to the stage at the decadent Westminster Central Hall for his super secret show.
Kanye had a 21 piece female orchestra behind him, plus DJ A-Trak and over a thousand fans and celebrities watching. But overall the hip hop star failed to impress.
Leaving the crowd waiting an hour after the advertised time and then opening with two new songs And I Wonder and Champion was a bad start.
The sound quality in the domed room meant Wests band lost clarity while his rhymes were muffled. Even All Falls Down and Through The Wire failed to really set the audience off.
Ironically it took new song, and current Number 1, Stronger to really ignite the, er, night. Wisely the Louis Vitton Don (wearing dodgy tracksuit bottoms and shades) stripped back the track to prove that its still quality without the Daft Punk sample.
Cant Tell Me Nothing, with its slow building strings, is another highlight that should have neatly segued into Diamonds. It didn't because West is such a perfectionist he repeats the Shirley Bassey intro three times.
The star is also overly concerned about the TV cameras filming the gig and so were treated to some new songs twice. When he doesnt play GoldDigger or Jesus Walks its disappointing.
One use for the concert is for West to rubbish reports that hes attacking Jay-Z on great Graduation tune Big Brother. He says every relationship has its ups and downs.
As the gig finishes with Touch The Sky and a shower of silver paper rains down, your writer and quite a few audience members we spoke to were left unsatisfied.