Kanye West Apologizes, Declares Himself a ‘New Man’ Onstage

Kanye West’s star power was shining bright in Singapore. Mr. West, clad in a fluorescent-colored suit, took the stage at SINGfest music festival on Wednesday (Aug. 4) to perform his new single “Power” along with past hits “Jesus Walks,” “Heartless,” and “American Boy.” He treated his Asian fans to a new freestyle during “Power,” in which he accepted blame for his past behavior and apologized to anyone he disappointed.

He rapped: “I’m so sorry to y’all, everyone one of y’all that had to fight for my name/ Everyone of y’all a year ago that I made feel ashamed/ Everyone that said, ‘Kanye is that ni**a’ … I am the one to blame, and the people that I, I, I let down, I wanna tell you, right here, right here, right now that I’m a new man and understand my position of power.”