Kanye West rants during his Sacramento show (Warning: Offensive language)
Hey, anybody out there holding tickets to Kanye West’s Dec. 4 concert at the BB&T Center? You’re out of luck.
The rapper has canceled the remaining dates on his Saint Pablo Tour. An email from Live Nation Monday morning confirmed that tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase.
No reason was given but if you’ve reading the headlines over the weekend, you may have a slight inkling as to why.
Kim Kardashian’s famously outspoken husband abruptly walked off the stage at a concert to boos in Sacramento, California, on Saturday, after a bizarre tirade about Beyoncé, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Facebook, corporate radio and MTV.
Highlight reel here:
“Beyoncé, I was hurt ’cause I heard that you said you wouldn't perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over ‘Hotline Bling.’ Now, don't go trying to diss Beyoncé. She is great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. We are all people. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forgetting who we are just to win. F--k winning. F--k looking cool. F--k being cool.
“I’ve been sent here to give y’all my truth even at the risk of my own life, even at the risk of my own success, my own career. I've been sent here to give y’all the truth. Jay Z—call me, bruh. You still ain’t called me. Jay Z, call me, Jay Z; I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man.”
The expletive filled, sometimes nonsenical rant was recorded by confused fans.
Outside the arena afterward, many fans were visibly upset, the Sacramento Bee reported.
“I spent $250,” Christian Krebs, of Sacramento, told the newspaper. “I might be a fan of his music, but I’m not a fan of his character.”
To add insult to injury, West then canceled a performance Sunday in the Los Angeles area.
Now the whole thing has been called off.
TMZ reports that West, a father of two, is burnt out.
“He's just exhausted,” an insider told the gossip site. “He’s been working around the clock on fashion design, both his own line and the Adidas line.”
A friend told told the New York Post: “There are fears he is having a nervous breakdown. He’s surrounded by all these crazy people, but there’s nobody he listens to or who can rein him in.”
According to numerous media outlets, West is still upset over Kim’s robbery in Paris.
She is set to make her first public appearance since the harrowing incident at Denise Rich’s Angel Ball on Monday, Page Six reports.
West’s quasi meltdown has affected dozens of his fans who were pumped to see him perform. His itinerary was to include stops in Texas, Florida and Georgia before traveling up the East Coast, finishing with a Dec. 30 show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.