Published Jul 15, 2015Following rumours spawned by Canadian-born NBA player Anthony Bennett on Twitter, the Pan Am Games have confirmed that Kanye West will be performing at the massive sporting event currently being hosted in Toronto.
Bennett tweeted early this morning (July 15) that he had overheard that the rapper would be making an appearance at the Closing Ceremonies.
The official Twitter account of the Pan Am Games responded a few hours later with a photo of Kanye West and a very succinct message: "Kanye West. Confirmed."
Kanye West. Confirmed. pic.twitter.com/MUvNQFA8Yr— TORONTO 2015 (@TO2015) July 15, 2015
Whether West will appear at the Closing Ceremonies, as Bennett suggested, has not been confirmed, nor have any actual details of the appearance.
The Closing Ceremonies are scheduled to take place on July 26 at the Rogers Centre, which for the purpose of the Games and annoying Torontonians is currently being referred to as the Pan Am Ceremonies Venue.
A statement about the event on the Games' website currently reads:
The Closing Ceremony on July 26, 2015, will feature music organized by Live Nation Entertainment and will include top Canadian and international musical acts. Always a party-like atmosphere, the Closing Ceremony will honour outstanding Games performances and the contributions of all Games partners, while handing the baton to Lima, Peru, the Host City of the 2019 Pan American Games.
UPDATE: Organizers have announced that Kanye West's appearance will, in fact, be at the Closing Ceremonies. The event will also feature performances by Pitbull and Serena Ryder. Tickets start at $90 and some are still available for purchase here.