At this point wouldn't it be a bigger surprise if Kanye West didn't show up for SXSW? He closed out the festivities in Austin last year with a concert that featured an unannounced appearance by Watch the Throne partner Jay-Z, he previously hit the Fader Fort a couple of years earlier, and he's a veteran stage-stealer. With Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, and Jay-Z all in town this year, was anyone expecting Kanye to just stay home? Spoiler alert: He didn't.
Last night, New York club S.O.B.'s held its 30th anniversary party in Austin at the Belmont nightclub, where the event had been moved last week as event organizers cited overwhelming demand. The lineup included hip-hop supergroup Slaughterhouse along with rappers Machine Gun Kelly, 2 Chainz, and others. As Miss Info reports, 2 Chainz was performing onstage, joined by Big Sean, when who else should climb up there but Yeezy (with whom 2 Chainz is reportedly collaborating).
The videos below are pretty distorted, but they show West helping out on the mic for a rendition of Big Sean's "Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay," as well as performing his own "Can't Tell Me Nothing." Will Kanye or Hova stick around for Lil Wayne's show in Austin tonight? Will they grace us with their presence at SPIN's party tomorrow? Actual suspense! Sort of!