Kanye West Will Perform At South By Southwest — CONFIRMED

Heard the rumor that Kanye West would take a break from the studio to make a special appearance at South By Southwest? Us too (and this cryptic video sure stoked the fire). Well let’s have a toast: we can now exclusively report that it’s true — Kanye will be taking the stage at SXSW on March 19 at midnight at the VEVO Power Station. The good news came via a new video montage of Kanye’s videos, various appearances and interviews. Watch it below and prepare to see him turn on all of the lights (at a 1950s-era power plant in Austin, no less) this Saturday!

This isn’t the first time Yeezy has headed to Austin for the music fest — in 2009, West performed at the Fader Fort venue alongside special guests Consequence, Mr. Hudson and Big Sean.

Kanye’s special guests this time around haven’t been announced yet, but our fingers are crossed for pretty much anyone featured on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. (Can’t you just picture Nicki Minaj rocking a hot pink cowboy hat?)

So for all you party people who will be at SXSW on Saturday night, better show up waaay earlier than midnight to nab a spot for the big show. And don’t forget to come hang with us at Idolator’s Pray For Pop party at The PureVolume House on Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m.!