Kanye West - US Airways Center - 12/10/2013

Yeezus. Yeezy. Kanye. Ye. Call him what you will, but if last night is any indication Yeezus will go down as one of the best tours of all time, with or without Grammy nominations. Kanye West made sure to mention that his latest record only received two nominations for a record that's been considered one of the best records of the year. He made allusion to Michael Jackson, and how he faces similar struggles when it comes to being taken seriously as an artist, because people simply want to put him in the "urban" category.

"I'm talking beyond that," he said to the crowd, when he remarked that out of the 21 Grammy's he owns, none of those were won when he went up against a white artist. Regardless of awards or nominations, it's hard to deny the holy rapture in which he held the crowd at US Airways last night.

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Yezmin Villarreal