After teasing the Lynching Tree backdrop by Steve McQueen on his website earlier in the day, Kanye West combined the artwork’s unconventional aesthetic with elements of dark artistry and minimalism for his MTV Video Music Award performance of “Blood On The Leaves.” Performing as a shadowy silhouette against the lynching tree backdrop, the audio-visual experience was a product of West’s creative agency DONDA, and the result is a dark yet hauntingly mesmerizing performance that can be viewed above.
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