Omnipresent, Omnipotent Rapper Kanye West Will Headline the Made in America Festival on Both CoastsRick Kern/Getty
How do you feel after having a big, important day on the East Coast and then flying immediately to the West Coast? Are you generally game for performing in front of thousands of people upon arrival? Then you are Kanye West, and you will headline both the Philadelphia and Los Angeles iterations of Made in America Festival’s third year. Yeezus is scheduled for Philly on August 30 and L.A. on August 31. Iggy Azalea was just added to the L.A. side, too. Back to Kanye, though: If you enjoy money, find a way right now to place a bet on Kanye proclaiming “I AM AMERICA” at both shows.
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