LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Kanye West with his awards for Best Rap Song, Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Album in the press room at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 8, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Kanye West on a plane is, of course, a frighteningly stacked deck of possibly unchecked ego. But as Rolling Stone (via Hollywoodlife.com) reported yesterday, he recently used his first-class ticket for entertainment, not diva antics.
On Friday, West surprised the passengers of a Delta Airlines flight from Minneapolis to New York with an impromptu rhyming session, conducted over the plane’s loudspeaker. The short concert came approximately half an hour into the flight and included cleanly-edited versions of his hits “Gold Digger” and “The Good Life.”
A witness told Hollywoodlife.com I wouldn't have even thought it was him, but he was sitting with a very PR-looking lady. He was like, 'Yo, this your n---a, Kanye.' Then he couldn't decide if he wanted to do 'The Good Life' or 'Gold Digger,' so he was like, 'I'll just do a little bit of both.' It was awesome ... but I still have no idea how he got into the cockpit."
The passenger went on to express legitimate amazement that West waited his turn to leave the aircraft upon arrival, instead of cutting the line. Yes, this is the state of events in the Kanye-verse: first he signed on to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, now he’s rapping unrestrained into the stratosphere. That is the good life