Rapper Kanye West attends the Vanity Fair party for the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival at the State Supreme Courthouse on April 21, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival) *** Local Caption *** Kanye West (Getty Images)more pics » More on Kanye West
Kanye West has been laying low ever since the whole VMA ordeal went down last September, but he's daring to show his face on an awards show stage again tonight at the BET Awards 2010. He'll kick off the festivities, and perform his new single, "Power."
Queen Latifah will be your BET Awards 2010 host. (Bauer Griffin)
The song leaked on the Internet last month, so you might already know it. Plus, he performed it at a show earlier this month to benefit the Kanye West Foundation, according to E! Online. The whole new album is allegedly dropping in the fall.
Kanye is up for 2 awards tonight for past projects, including Best Collaboration with Lil Wayne and Eminem, and for Video of the Year, against Jay-Z and Rihanna.
Queen Latifah will be emceeing the festivities, which will be aired live from the Shrine Auditorium tonight. It should be an awesome show, with perfomances by Alicia Keys, Usher, Drake, Trey Songz, and Nicki Minaj, to name a few. There will also be an MJ tribute.
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Truly Strange Stage Wear
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