Kanye West has a history of stealing the mic from other artists at the MTV Video Music Awards, literally. However, the Grammy-winning rapper seemed happy to let The Weeknd have the stage at the 2015 VMAs. In fact, West was even spotted dancing in the crowd to The Weeknd's performance of his hit song, "Can't Feel My Face."
West, who attended the awards with wife Kim Kardashian, got his groove on when The Weeknd took the stage in Los Angeles for a highly anticipated performance. For some fans, Kanye was more entertaining that the actual performance as he awkwardly danced in a sea of people. West's moves were captured by a few viewers on Twitter and can be seen below:
— The Weeknd Gallery (@weekndgalleryxo) August 31, 2015
— Johnny AlphaLion (@JohnnyAlphaLion) August 31, 2015
While Kanye was a happy camper during The Weeknd's set, he was not so thrilled at other points in the night. Deadspin editor Timothy Burke tweeted a photo that he said was West's reaction to Macklemore's outdoor performance of his new song "Downtown." West did not seem nearly as impressed.
this is actually Kanye reacting to Macklemore pic.twitter.com/IRcWp2jmdm
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 31, 2015
West also stood up in his seat when Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" beat out Beyonce's "7/11" video for Best Female Video. Luckily, West sat down and did not repeat his infamous mic-stealing stunt with Swift from the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
West is scheduled to accept the Video Vanguard award and perform later in the broadcast. The MTV Video Music Awards began at 9 p.m. EDT Sunday on MTV.