Explainer: Why Kanye West painted his body silver


American rapper Kanye West is not new to controversy, from comparing himself to God to his bizarre outburst at White house, this time round he has left many in shock with his new stunt.

Over the weekend Kanye stunned fans by donning a silver cape, silver trousers, socks, and Yeezy mules, as well as painting his head and hands silver.

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The photo went viral on social media, with many questioning the intention behind his debut.


Taking to his Instagram page, Kanye explained that the look was part of a costume of a play, titled ‘Mary’ in which he featured.

“Blending in today. Mary Opera,” captioned Kanye.

Mary is not the first show Kanye has featured. In November, he staged his first-ever opera, ‘Nebuchadnezzar’.

Here’s what some of his fans had to say: