Kanye WestThe rumors began Monday evening, when Teyana Taylor, guest vocalist on Kanye West's recently released new album, tweeted, "Just got to rehearsals for my performance with Mr Ye West tomorrow at the Bowery Ballroom tomorrow Dark Fantasy Baby!" By Tuesday morning, it was music's worst kept secret that West would be performing his new album, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,' at the 550-capacity Bowery Ballroom in New York's Lower East Side later that night.

At around 1AM last night, West finally hit the stage to perform the widely-acclaimed album for the first time from start to finish. As Diddy, Q-Tip, Spike Lee, Aziz Ansari, Ivanka Trump, The Roots drummer ?uestlove and fashion designer Tory Burch looked on, the rapper brought out numerous collaborators involved in 'Fantasy,' including rapper Rick Ross, Pusha T, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, producer Swizz Beats and singer-songwriter Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.

But after performing the album and a handful of extra tracks, including 'Good Life' and 'Can't Tell Me Nothin,'' West went on an impassioned rant concerning his 2005 comments about George W. Bush and Hurricane Katrina, as well as accusing Taylor Swift of "riding the waves" of his endlessly replayed interruption of the singer at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.