Kanye West Goes Splat—and Not Just Verbally This Time!

Rapper takes a tumble in Norway, but lives to bash the press and show his love for his fans

By Natalie Finn Aug 11, 2011 10:00 PMTags
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Kanye West briefly toppled from his high horse this week.

The rapper took a heels-over-head spill onstage Tuesday while performing the multilayered "All of the Lights" at the Bergen Calling festival in Norway.

Where are Rihanna and the other dozen guest vocalists when he really needs them?!

Catch the spill after the jump, around the 1:10 mark:

But, like with everything else West does, even the fall had a certain flair to it, with the rapper ingloriously landing on his back but managing to get right up without missing a beat.

Then again, so much of the track was prerecorded, we doubt anyone but the hardest-core Kanye fans would have noticed a flubbed line.

During the upright portion of the show, West thanked the audience at the open-air Bergunhus Fortress for making his latest album—a joint venture with Jay-Z—a hit.

"It feels so good to come by here and rock y'all tonight. We come to make sure you all have a good time 'cause so many bad things have happened," he said, noting the recent shooting at a youth camp in Oslo.

"I'm so thankful to have my voice back and I want to thank everyone. Watch the Throne is No. 1 in 23 countries with no press or promotion." (Minus self-promotion, but that's neither here nor there.)

"You know how I feel about the press," he continued. "I hate the press. They try to take my s--t out of context. They try to demonize me, but it don't matter because my fans are always here."