*While Kanye West canceled his Nov. 26 “Today” show concert after getting into a spat with co-anchor Matt Lauer last week, the rapper will honor his commitment to perform on the Lauer-hosted Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, the New York Post reports.
As previously reported, West called off the second performance after arguing with Lauer for playing a clip of his infamous ambush of Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV VMAs in the middle of his interview.
It was announced earlier this month that West will be among the celebrity performers for the parade, joining India Arie, Gladys Knight, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Keri Hilson and Crystal Shawanda. [Scroll down for complete lineup.] West will perform a track from his upcoming fifth studio album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.”
- For 2010, the 84th Macy’s Parade will once again follow a route first taken last year as the procession winds down to Macy’s Herald Square. Beginning at 77th Street and Central Park West, the Parade will travel south to Columbus Circle, turn onto Central Park South before making a right turn to march down 7th Avenue to 42nd Street. The Parade will then turn east towards 6th Avenue where it will march down the Avenue of the Americas. At 34th Street, the Parade will make its final turn west marching in front of Macy’s Herald Square. The Parade will step off promptly at 9:00 AM and end at noon.
- Stars joining the festivities this year include India Arie, Big Time Rush, Betty Buckley, Ann Hampton Callaway, the casts of Broadway’s American Idiot, Elf, Memphis,Million Dollar Quartet, the Big Apple Circus, the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, Miranda Cosgrove, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Gloriana, Michael Grimm, Arlo Guthrie, Keri Hilson, Eric Hutchinson, Juanes, Victoria Justice, Gladys Knight, Mannheim Steamroller, Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, Power Rangers Samurai, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Crystal Shawanda, Jessica Simpson, and Kanye West.