Kanye West’s pop up NYC concert turns into chaos.
Kanye West is one of the music industry’s most hated and loved artists of our generation. His influence transcends music and extends to fashion, performing, and producing. However, his influence can be a gift and a curse. Just ask the NYPD.
Governors Ball Cancelation
Following the cancelation of Sunday’s entire Governors Ball lineup, which featured Kanye West, hundreds of thousands of people were upset that they will not be able to see their favorite artists perform in New York City. But, the desperate crowd quickly turned into a scavenger hunt outside of Manhattan’s Webster Hall late last night.
Kanye West Pop Up Concert Goes Wrong
Kanye West announced that he would be performing at Webster Hall but, every time the doors of the night club would open only 20 or so people were allowed entrance into the venue, according to reports. Instead, fans were forced to wait outside until, anxious Kanye groupies “bum rushed forward with no regard for the safety of others.”
This happened at least six times. Every time the crowd blasted forward like an army regiment making a last-ditch effort at conquering an enemy stronghold, several people could be heard fruitlessly shouting warnings that someone would get injured or killed if the crowd didn’t ease up.
By 1 a.m chaos fully erupted on the streets outside Manhattan’s Webster Hall as fans stood on top of cars chanting Pablo! and Kanye, according to reports. The police were then called blocking off the entire block, which quickly shut the party down.
Shortly after 1 a.m. EDT, an hour before the show was supposed to start, West tweeted that the performance was “sold out.” About 45 minutes later, Webster Hall tweeted that there would be no show and told would-be concert-goers to leave.
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Kanye tried to talk to NYC officials for an outdoor concert
According to The New York Daily News, Kim Kardashian posted a Snapchat video reportedly showing Kanye West trying to convince New York City officials to give him permission to have a performance outside. Reports suggested that Kanye West eventually went back into his car, where he stood through the sunroof of his car to meet fans.
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Kanye concert moves to the Trump building
But, that didn’t stop there. Rumors started circulating on Twitter that Kanye’s company and producer of his shows were going to perform at Trump SoHo. By 3:30 a.m 100 people had formed outside the entrance to Trump SoHo on Spring St. Unfortunately, the city that never sleeps was no longer interested in partying all night with Kanye West.
Thanks to everyone. We tried pop up shows at 3 places. All shut down.
MIKE DEAN! #MWA (@therealmikedean) June 6, 2016