Mr. West is in the Building!!! Kanye West performed “Blood On the Leaves”  for the first time last night at the 2013 MTV VMA’s. The performance began with a very dim light illuminating only Kanye’s face, with the rest of the set shrouded in black, as the haunting refrain of the “Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees” came through the speakers in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. I definitely feel this song is a modern day version of Billie Holiday’s song “Strange Fruit”. Do your research. Great Performance Ye !