Big Sean’s busy Grammy Weekend in L.A. started on Friday night, hosting a listening session for his upcoming Dark Sky Paradise album (Feb. 24) in front of music indsutry execs and members on the media. On Saturday, the Detroit rapper rubbed shoulders with Kanye West, Jay Z, Nas, and others during Roc Nation’s annual Pre-GRAMMY brunch in Beverly Hills, before headlining Yahoo! Live’s concert series later that night.

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Held at the House of Blues Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, fans lined up since 9 a.m. to watch Big Sean, as the show was also live-streamed. The 26-year-old opened the show performing fan-favorite solo records and guest verses like “Paradise,” “Gangbang,” “Sanctified,” and “Mula,” plus debuting the new song “Stay Down” before calling on a few friends to join him onstage.

First was G.O.O.D. Music labelmate Travi$ Scott, who turned the House of Blues into a moshpit, performing his Days Before Rodeo-cut with Big Sean “Don’t Play.” MMG’s Meek Mill was up next, bringing the energy with the “Dreams & Nightmares (Intro)” and “Burn.” After running through “Marvin & Chardonnay,” “My Last” and “Beware,” it was J. Cole’s turn next, jumping on stage for “Can’t Get Enough” and “No More Role Modelz.”

Right after getting the crowd hyped to “All Me,” the biggest moment of the night occurred next as Kanye West appeared to perform the “I Don’t Like” remix. Both wearing the newly unveiled adidas Yeezy 750 Boost sneaker, Kanye and Big Sean gave the first live performance of “Blessings” amidst some technical issues, to which Kanye yelled “Unprofesessional!.”

Taking over the stage, Kanye took a brief minute to taunt and speak out at Nike, the company responsible for his previous two Yeezy sneakers. “I just want to talk to Portland right quick……everybody at the Nike office right quick,” said Kanye before pointing up at Jay Z in the crowd. “Hov..Hov I ain’t going to talk too long, but I got to say something. Cause I know the execs are saying ‘Nike ain’t scared of Kanye West’,” he continued. “Should Nike be scared of Kanye West?,” Kanye asked the crowd before going into a medley of “Black Skinhead,” “New Slaves,” “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” “Gold Digger,” and “Clique” while Travi$ Scott crowd surfed.

For the finale, Kanye stayed on stage as DJ Mustard joined the pair, closing out with the club banger “I Don’t F**k With You.” With plenty of stars in attendance including Jay Z, Jennifer Lopez and Demi Lovato, and Calvin Harris, Big Sean brought the party record back as Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, YG, Ty Dolla $ign, and Tyga jumped on stage.

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