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    The eccentric star, who is continuing to build a career as a Christian hip-hopper following his record-setting album “Jesus is King”, has presented his new opera, titled Mary, in Miami. However, it was not his creation, but his bizarre look with a silver-painted face and shining outfit, that prompted a storm of hilarious jokes.

    US rap star Kanye West has once again shaken the online crowd with a performance that left many asking: “what’s wrong with him?” The hip-hopper stunned netizens with his shiny look with a baggy silver outfit, paired with silver socks and flip-flops, as well as silver paint on his head and hands during a performance of Mary, his second opera, at the Miami Marine Stadium.

    Although the world has witnessed an array of different Kanyes, this image was too much to bear for many.

    ​Kanye’s look inspired all kinds of allusions. Some recalled The Wizard of Oz.

    ​Others noted that his cult is worth discussing.

    ​Some were more supportive and admired his creative freedom.

    ​The rapper was not the only one who graced the stage decked in silver from head to toe, as other performers matched his meme-tastic outfit. The new creation, featuring music by the Sunday Service choir, is based on a Biblical story and directed by Nicole Beecroft.

    FILE PHOTO: Recording artist Kanye West performs during the closing ceremony for the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Ceremonies Venue in Toronto, Canada, July 26, 2015.
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    It is Kanye West’s second opera after his debut Nebuchadnezzar, which also referred to events in the Good Book. Its premiere followed the release of his Christian hip-hop album titled Jesus is King. It set a Billboard sales record as it topped several categories at once - Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Top Rap Albums, Top Christian Albums, and Top Gospel Albums.


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