EURWeb Reports — Rapper Wale – last seen in the house band at this month’s MTV Video Music Awards – was chosen to shoulder the musical tribute to Kanye West at the sixth annual “VH1 Hip Hop Honors,” which this year salutes the 25th anniversary of Def Jam Records.
However, the official press release from VH1 makes no mention of the Kanye tribute at the ceremony, which was filmed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York and airs Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. on VH1.
The event was taped Wednesday night (Sept. 23) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York with Tracy Morgan returning as host.
Wale, who also performed in the Beastie Boys tribute, took to his Twitter page immediately after performing his Kanye set, tweeting: “just did the dopest kanye impersonation…fully equipt drake x kanye arm thingy…lol props to def jam and mr west! oct 13th it airs on vh1”
But when VH1 sent out its press release yesterday, only Wale’s performance of the Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” with KRS One and Gym Class Heroes was mentioned.