Kanye West received a frosty reception from New Yorkers at the city's annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday (25Nov10) - the rapper was booed as he performed for the crowds.

The hip-hop star was one of many artists, including Jessica Simpson and Kylie Minogue, to hop on board a float for the festive show.

But West's appearance failed to fill some spectators with holiday cheer and he faced a chorus of boos and jeers as he made his way through the streets of the Big Apple.

A video has surfaced online which shows the crowd heckling the star with chants of "Taylor! Taylor!" in references to his spat with country star Taylor Swift. West is booed repeatedly by hundreds of onlookers in the footage, while spectators can be heard yelling, "You're an a**hole, buddy," and "Hey Kanye, jump!"