11/24/2010 10:20 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Kanye West's Surprise Show At The Bowery Ballroom (VIDEO)

Kanye West performed a 'surprise' show last night at the Bowery Ballroom. Bowery Boogie was there to see it all in its messy glory:

His encore featured a haphazard medley of other stuff, including "Can't Tell Me Nothing" and "Paranoid." But of course, the night truly wouldn't be complete without a patented, self-serving speech by the diva. He tried to elicit sympathy by defending those remarks about President Bush being racist or how Taylor Swift never defends him in interviews. Yada yada. That was how the show ended.