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Kanye West Performs at World AIDS Day Concert in NYC


Image Courtesy Peter Kramer/NBCKanye West joined Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Coldplay’s Chris Martin and U2‘s The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. for a concert at New York’s Times Square Monday night to mark World AIDS Day.

Kanye performed “Power,” “Jesus Walks,” “Black Skinhead,” “Stronger” and “Touch the Sky.”  He ended his set by dropping the mic and walking off stage.

Springsteen and Martin filled in for an ailing Bono at the concert.  Bono was forced to bow out of the event because of injuries he suffered last month in a bike accident in New York’s Central Park.  The 54-year-old singer is recovering in Dublin.

Former President Bill Clinton spoke before the concert and said he received an email from Bono telling him he had to attend the event. Clinton told the crowd that this year “for the first time ever, more people were put on life saving medicine than were diagnosed with AIDS.”

“We are going to win this fight,” Clinton added.

The concert was sponsored in part by (RED), the anti-AIDS organization co-founded by Bono.

The show was streamed live on YouTube and broadcast as part of ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown.

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