Chaos Erupts on Manhattan Streets After Kanye West Announces Impromptu Concert
Pandemonium erupted on the streets of New York City when Kanye West took to Twitter to announce a secret concert scheduled to take place in the East Village early Monday morning.
“Show at 2am SOLD OUT,” tweeted West to his 23 million followers late Sunday (June 5) evening.
Show at 2am SOLD OUT
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 6, 2016
The Chicago rapper was set to have a full day of shows. West was the headlining act for the third day of the Governors Ball music festival on Randalls Island until it was cancelled as a result of severe weather. He also joined his G.O.O.D Music artists at this year’s Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2016 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
He then attempted to perform at Webster Hall—a venue that holds approximately 1,500—but was unable to do so when nearly 5,000 fans flooded the streets of New York City. Fans were chanting “Pablo” and “Kanye” awaiting the rapper’s arrival.
“There is no late show at Webster Hall tonight. Please get home safely,” said a tweet from Webster Hall official Twitter account.
There is no late show at Webster Hall tonight. Please get home safely.
— Webster Hall (@WebsterHall) June 6, 2016
“Due to the large crowd that gathered outside of the event it was determined that for the safety for all those involved the performance would be canceled,” the NYPD said in a statement.