CHICAGO, IL – Kanye West performed for the first time in almost a year during a Kid Cudi concert on Saturday night (November 4). The surprise performance went down in his hometown of Chicago and found Ye delivering a live rendition of “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” from 2016’s The Life of Pablo.
In August, Cudi and West headed to Japan, where they visited Takashi Murakami’s studio, the artist behind the cover of Ye’s Graduation album, kicking off rumors that a collaboration was on the way.
Other than a few other random sightings, West has been laying relatively low after what proved to be a trying past several months.
West was involuntarily hospitalized last November following a series of onstage rants, which included one in Sacramento, California, where he took a jab at JAY-Z and wife Beyonce. The incident came just days after a politically charged diatribe that found Ye endorsing Donald Trump for president.
The Watch The Throne rapper reportedly suffered from a “temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration.”
Fans were hoping West’s bars on CyHi The Prynce’s latest track, “Dat Side,” marked his comeback but the verses were actually recorded in 2016 — pre-hospitalization. But with this new development, West just might be ready to step back into the spotlight.
Check out some of the fan footage below.