Harry Styles is trying to carve out a solo career for himself, similar to the way Zayn Malik did in 2016, but his career has already hit a snag.
That snag comes in the form of Kanye West. Now, we’re not saying they’re friends or anything, but Styles opted to cover the track, “Ultralight Beams.”
This event occurred during Harry’s first-ever solo show at London’s Garage Nightclub on Saturday night.
The reason you’re probably scratching your head wondering why this is the first you’re hearing of the show is because it was announced on the same day.
We can just imagine how upset you are that you did not get to attend. Don’t worry. We have you covered with a video of the performance.
Harry’s take on the song sounds surprisingly alright, and while people at the event seemed to be playing along with it, Twitter was not entirely impressed with it.
When one user praised the performance, a user fired back and likened the sound to ear cancer.
“People actually think this is good? I have ear cancer from listening to this.”
We get it, some people don’t like one of their favorite songs being covered, but still, it’s hardly a nice way to vent frustration.
Interestingly, even some of Harry’s fans found the surprising number to be a little bit dull.
“I love harry, but i’m not feeling this cover. White people really don’t need to make indie/rock covers of songs by rap artists.”
We wonder how Taylor Swift feels about her ex-boyfriend singing a song that was made by her enemy, Kanye West.
Yes, we’re still not over that feud.
Harry shocked the internet and released his self-titled debut album on Friday. Unlike his performance of “Ultralight Bean,” it is poised to be a success, with critics taking a shine to it.
Styles rose to fame on the seventh season of The X Factor U.K. after being put in a group when he was eliminated from the show as a solo contestant.
One Direction subsequently became one of the biggest bands on the planet, but the band decided to take a hiatus last year to embark on solo opportunities.
Will they really get back together, or will their solo opportunities keep them apart?
Have a look at the full performance below.