Kanye West Will Headline the Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony
Kanye West has been revealed as the headliner for the Pan Am Games’ closing ceremony, which will take place on July 26 in the 2015 host city, Toronto.
The Timberwolves’ Anthony Bennett, a Toronto native, helped break the news earlier today (July 15) via Twitter. A subsequent no frills, to-the-point tweet from the Toronto Pan Am Games’ official account confirmed West’s appearance:
This year’s Pan Am Games kicked off earlier this month on July 10. West will help close out the event, along with Pitbull and Serena Ryder, who are also scheduled to perform during the televised ceremony.
If West’s Pan Am performance is anything like his set at this year’s Glastonbury, it’s sure to be a spectacle. In spite of a petition to have the Yeezus rapper removed from the 2015 roster, West headlined the English festival with a career-spanning set that included a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and a guest appearance from his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy collaborator, Justin Vernon.