Kanye West's Surprise N.Y.C. Concert Causes Chaos After Thousands of Fans Show Up
Kanye West planned to perform at N.Y.C.'s Webster Hall on Sunday night
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Kanye West sent thousands of fans into a frenzy early Monday morning after announcing a special, surprise performance at the city’s famed Webster Hall following the cancellation of his Governors Ball headlining set due to weather.
As an estimated 4,000 people crowded the streets in the East Village at 2 a.m., however, police shut down the impromptu sold-out show – but not before Yeezy made a special appearance.
In video captured by the rapper’s wife Kim Kardashian West, the 38-year-old could be heard on the phone commanding, “Either call the mayor and shut down the block about four streets… so they can have a party outside. I know its sold out already.”
Shortly before 2 a.m., Webster Hall tweeted, “There is no late show at Webster Hall tonight. Please get home safely.”
Police confirmed to PIX 11 that at least one woman was arrested for disorderly conduct.
In another Snapchat video, Kardashian West told her followers, “We tried, he tried so hard, but it was just bigger. The cops just really wouldn’t allow it.”
On Monday, Kardashian West took to Instagram to share a photo of the scene, writing, “Last night was crazy!”
“Kanye wished he could have performed last night and really tried so hard but it was ultimately out of his control,” she continued. “He has the best fans in the whole world, thank you all for coming out at 2am. Promise he will make up this pop up show!”
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Regardless, West still put on a show, riding down Second Avenue standing up out his car’s sunroof as fans streamed behind him.
Governors Ball’s final day was canceled due to “severe weather” and the high likelihood of lightning.
West also performed at Hot 97’s Summer Jam in neighboring New Jersey on Sunday, another unscheduled set.