Kanye West is already causing some sort of pandemonium, and the day's just begun. Just after 1 a.m. EST on Monday, he scheduled a Governors Ball make-up show at Webster Hall. (Kanye was scheduled to headline the festival Sunday, but his performance was rained out.) Thousands of fans flooded the streets near the venue, and things were unsurprisingly nuts, or as Billboard reports, a "near riot."
Absolute madness at Webster Hall. 1:30 AM. Kanye West "secret" show. pic.twitter.com/oc8WOAYLtF— Andrew (@ndrewdonnelly) June 6, 2016
A woman has a foot covered in blood from the crush of the Kanye crowd, looked like she was passed out but is up now pic.twitter.com/9Y0v9iHKYg— Amber Jamieson (@ambiej) June 6, 2016
Look at this power. It's almost 2 AM & more than half of these people aren't going to get in. pic.twitter.com/sdGyKEhFzi— ronald isley (@yoyotrav) June 6, 2016
But, just before 2 a.m., Webster Hall tweeted that there would be no show.
There is no late show at Webster Hall tonight. Please get home safely.— Webster Hall (@WebsterHall) June 6, 2016
Webster Hall throwing out false tweets to clear the crowd?— MariahLarie (@mahRYEah) June 6, 2016
"Ladies and gentleman, there is no show here tonight" - manager from Webster Hall repeats. Crowd not moving anywhere yet.— Amber Jamieson (@ambiej) June 6, 2016
So Kanye decided to handle things himself...
"SHUT DOWN THE BLOCK 4 STREETS AND PUT SCREENS UP SO THEY CAN HAVE A PARTY OUTSIDE" - Kanye 🐐 pic.twitter.com/X6WPZmsXEi— HIP HOP FACTS (@DailyRapFacts) June 6, 2016
... and rolled up with Travis Scott.
i just saw Kanye ride out the moonroof. I was eating a turkey wrap at 11th and 3rd. he saw me.— patty pat (@patthemanager) June 6, 2016
KANYE ARRIVING AT WEBSTER HALL pic.twitter.com/NaC3l30DCN— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) June 6, 2016
Kanye and Travis outside Webster Hall pic.twitter.com/Bv7sDDCfc0— Rap-Hub (@RapHubUS) June 6, 2016
Kanye tried to talk officials into letting the crowd throw a massive block party, but the NYPD wasn't convinced. So he and Kim drove away and, according to Kim's livestream, circled Manhattan to find a different venue.
Gonna live stream this— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2016
they're just driving around trying to find another place to perform 😭— Aminatou Sow (@aminatou) June 6, 2016
It didn't go so well.
Kanye is talking to the police now. "they are not having it" according to kim— Aminatou Sow (@aminatou) June 6, 2016
It's June 6th 2022 now. Kanye has been circling NYC standing on a car for 6 years now. My family is stuck in the crowd, starving.— ancient krab man (@SquidDad) June 6, 2016
Kim is live streaming and they are looking for a place, speakers and microphone. Kanye is suggesting to perform on top of a truck.— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) June 6, 2016
Cops are trying to move people along, looks like they cuffed one guy, not sure why pic.twitter.com/yKeNHzFr1T— Amber Jamieson (@ambiej) June 6, 2016
Finally, defeated, Kanye went to bed.
VIA @KimKardashian: No performance. Be safe. Kanye was calling everyone in the background trying to find a way to perform.— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) June 6, 2016
Wonder how many people are gonna get fired tomorrow because they followed Yeezus to the ends of the earth— Jerry Crackhouse (@HaroldBingo) June 6, 2016
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