Kanye West has made quite the habit of stepping out in public with a mask of late. Although many are still wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the iconic rapper has been pictured around the world in a wide array of spectacular  full-face coverings.  

Kea
@jacquemusx
I love that Kanye’s mask era is back https://t.co/gcrE8ZjWiu

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This most recent sighting was at a high-end wedding in Venice where Kanye took to the stage to perform some hits from much-loved hits from his back-catalog.  

On Saturday (October 16,) Kanye was among a host of Hip-Hop royalty attending the wedding of D’Estree founder Geraldine Guiotte and Tiffany & Co. executive vice president Alexander Arnault. Arnault is the second eldest son of Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault, said to be the world’s third-richest man.  

Bizarrely, or perhaps on-brand for Kanye, he performed wearing a black full-face mask, more appropriate for a Halloween event than a wedding. But again, this is Kanye, so masks are part of his current aesthetic. 

Watching the Throne
@KanyePodcast
Kanye performing in his Halloween mask in Venice

Via @questlove https://t.co/T5uS2cShZz

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It seems as though the Balenciaga mask interfered with Ye’s performance of one of his most loved songs, “Runaway” from his “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” album. 

Kanye Media
@KanyeMedia_
Kanye performing "Runaway" last night at Alexandre Arnault and Geralde Guyot’s wedding in Venice. (10.16.21) https://t.co/4WwxHsBEX1

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The responses on Twitter were savage! 

zombie ★
@CODEINEDlET
this nigga does NOT wanna sing https://t.co/Rt5OmdhdUA

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5:46 PM · Oct 17, 2021
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🩸 𝕾𝖚𝖈𝖈𝖚𝖇𝖚𝖘 𝕸𝖆𝖒𝖎 🩸
@LucidLex
so disappointing wtf. https://t.co/R02V6P6hxW

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5:07 PM · Oct 17, 2021
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@struggles123_
Runaway at wedding🤡 https://t.co/ANWh1mKiOw

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5:05 PM · Oct 17, 2021
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phinneas flynn 💫
@ScBayScJohnson
Kanye West squid game frontman????? https://t.co/19enoWKFvy

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5:41 PM · Oct 17, 2021
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KG.(JOEY)
@thevoyager_
LMFAOOOO THE MASK FUCKING HIM UP SO BADLY JUST TAKE IT OFF 😭😭 https://t.co/kM0roN0tny

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Kanye also entertained the wedding party performing “Flashing Lights” from his “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” project. It looks like some of the guests are wearing masks themselves so this, their second wedding reception, may have been a masquerade ball. In which case Yeezy was just following the dress code!  

Kanye Media
@KanyeMedia_
Kanye performing "Flashing Lights" last night at Alexandre Arnault and Geralde Guyot’s wedding in Venice. (10.16.21) https://t.co/AriRIBgnwA

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Also in attendance were Hip-Hip power couple, Jay-Z and wife Beyonce. 

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@beyoncenumbers
Beyonce & Jay-Z spotted attending a wedding in Vanice, Italy. https://t.co/AHCO9BtrEP

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As previously mentioned, Kanye has been seen wearing masks a lot recently. 

Yesterday he was seen in a fetching white mask, reportedly leaving Venice. 

RapTV
@raptvcom
Kanye at Venezia Airport today‼️😳 https://t.co/wSBuSZvZr1

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Nice Kicks
@nicekicks
Kanye West in the Balenciaga Crocs 🥸 https://t.co/NnMGpP6ahQ

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And then turned up in Germany later on in the day wearing the same mask. 

Photos Of Kanye West
@PhotosOfKanye
[email protected] in Berlin, Germany today. (10.17.21) https://t.co/Dt5sgoN4tY

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The Yeezy Zone
@TheYzyZone
Kanye today in Berlin in White Hulk https://t.co/LTrgx2jmNO

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This was Kanye back in September.  

RapTV
@raptvcom
Rap Fact: Kanye West ends lawsuit with tech company after going off on lawyers in deposition while wearing his Jesus mask‼️😳 https://t.co/QaG5rVQwb3

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Kanye West’s estranged wife, Kim Kardashian also popped up in a mask for the Met Gala this year. 

New York Post
@nypost
Kim Kardashian nods to Kanye with face-obscuring mask at Met Gala 2021 https://t.co/ntdviGKKGJ https://t.co/j09kagVEAm

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𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰🧟‍♀️
@MKUltraTranny
okay i gotta ask, wtf is up with kim and kanye’s mask?? https://t.co/s7Yq17Vaub

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