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Kanye West Explains Background Photo Used at MTV VMAs Performance


KanyeWest.comKanye West offered a bit of a history lesson online Monday for any fans who may have missed the meaning behind the background image used during his dark performance of “Blood on Leaves” at the MTV Video Music Awards, which took place Sunday night.

The rapper posted the image of a tree used in the performance to his website with a caption that reads: “This tree was used for lynching. Those who were murdered are buried in the ground around the tree. Blood on the leaves.”

The rapper’s performance on Sunday night caused quite a stir on social media with many fans complaining about his dimly lit set. However, his baby momma, Kim Kardashian defended her man and proclaimed on Twitter that Kanye had the “best performance of the night.”

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