Kanye West brings house down with secret gig, but comedy setlist steals the limelight

The rapper's last-minute performance in London has been overshadowed by an imagined setlist that sees him perform the Robot Wars theme tune

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Some of you may need matchsticks to prop up your eyelids today after waiting two hours for Kanye West to make a surprise appearance at London’s KoKo last night.

Having announced the last minute gig on social media at 7pm yesterday evening the Yeezus rapper appeared onstage at 1am, despite the doors having opened at 11pm, to perform some of his biggest hits including “Power, Can’t Tell Me Nothing” and “All Of The Lights”.

The event was the culmination of a week-long European promotional trip the highlight of which saw Kanye greeting fans in the 02 Arena’s branch of Nando’s ahead of his Brits performance (much of which was bleeped out by broadcasters ITV).

Kanye West performs live at the Brit Awards 2015

Tickets for last night’s gig cost £50 and sold out in minutes. Fans filled the 1,500 capacity venue, some of them having queued in the cold for hours. Kanye was joined onstage by a number of big name guests including Big Sean, JME, Vic Mensa, Skepta, CyHi The Prynce and members of the Wu-Tang Clan.

The rapper took the opportunity to showcase new material including “U Mad” featuring Mensa.



However, some people who didn’t venture out to see Kim Kardashian’s husband perform might have been surprised by the setlist circulating on the internet this morning. The joke suggests Kanye opened with a cover of “Right Said Fred” and ended with a “Closing Rant” performing the theme from Robot Wars somewhere in between.


Either way the gig was hailed as success on social media with many fans tweeting their approval.But there were a few people who didn’t quite get the joke.

The real setlist is below:

That’s Not Me


German Whip

96 F***ries


So Appalled

CyHi Freestyle


All Me




New Slaves


U Mad


Can’t Tell Me Nothing

I Don’t F*** With You

All Of The Lights

Good Life

Jesus Walks

It Ain’t Safe

Don’t Like

Black Skinhead

Blood On The Leaves

C.R.E.A.M. (Wu-Tang Clan cover with Raekwon)

All Day