Powerless — BYU forgoes use of Kanye West track at latest football game
This story has been updated.
Longtime BYU fan favorite “Power” by Kanye West was noticeably absent from the Cougars’ most recent football game against East Carolina.
West, the famous rapper and fashion designer, has recently come under scrutiny for his recent comments in the media, including a series anti-Semitic tweets that have since been deleted by Twitter. Adidas has ended its partnership with West, and a number of schools have elected to stop playing his music at athletic events.
In response, BYU athletics is determining whether or not to play any of West’s songs at sporting events going forward, per sources. This would include ending the 10-year tradition of playing “Power” as the crowd sways from side to side.
BYU declined to comment on the status of the decision.
UPDATE: BYU has confirmed to KSL Sports that it has officially retired the use of “Power” at future sporting events.