Rihanna, lurking in the VIP in a pair of shades and the tightest green pants you've ever seen
The brightly lit entrance tunnel at Circa was the lone chance to get a shot of Kanye West – who, for all intents and purposes, is the number one rapper in the world – in Toronto. He forbade flash photos at his Glow in the Dark tour, as it's more or less a traveling light show. So the press-cum-paparazzi, mostly entertainment photographers and camera crews, huddled up in wait.
After 20 minutes, there was also-ran Lupe Fiasco. Evidently, he likes posing for pictures. An hour-and-a-half later, only producer/rapper/NERD Pharrell Williams emerged, asking for a no photo entrance. Rihanna, who came in through the back door in green shades and tight, tight green pants, made the same no-picture request.
But as if waiting celebrities who don’t want their pictures taken to show up in the front of a giant club wasn’t awful enough, being sandwiched next to a pushy, in-my-face Entertainment Tonight reporter bordered on intolerable.
Rapper Lupe Fiasco talking to a bunch of crumbsnatchers in the Circa entrance (left), on stage with a bottle of Perrier (right)
It was sweet justice, then, to see all entertainment media leave before your boy West hopped on stage for an impromptu version of Touch the Sky with the aforementioned Fiasco.
The post-2 a.m. show cut short after one song, with West telling the audience his "voice was fucked up" after a half-verse of The Good Life.
Check the Touch the Sky clip below, and beware the horrible audio (watching without sound is probably preferable):