On Sunday, Kanye West took to Twitter to announce that he’d be doing a secret concert at Webster Hall after his appearance at the Governors Ball got canceled due to poor weather conditions. Awesome, right?
NOPE. In fact, the East Village in NYC descended into near chaos as thousands of fans flooded the streets in order to get into the Famous rapper’s surprise show. Ye originally made the announcement via his social media after his gig at the Hot 97 Summer Jam earlier in the evening — and decided that the other concert should take place at 2 a.m. Well, that’s asking for trouble.
Apparently within the hour of the tweet, Yeezy’s show was sold out. However, the scene took a serious turn as the crowd kept growing and growing. Yikes!
Show at 2am SOLD OUT
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 6, 2016
Several fans took to Twitter and Instagram to document the intense crowd (below).
#Kanye secret show, aka ArmageddonA video posted by Anna Breslaw (@annabreslaw) on Jun 5, 2016 at 10:00pm PDT
The A-lister was even seen on his wife Kim Kardashian West‘s Snapchat (below) trying to seemingly call the city’s Mayor, Bill de Blasio, so that the streets could be shut down and the excited fans outside could join in on the party.
Unfortunately, the All Day artist was unable to pull of this feat as he was forced to cancel his pop up show (below). NOOOOO!
There is no late show at Webster Hall tonight. Please get home safely.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Webster Hall (@WebsterHall) June 6, 2016
Nonetheless, Kanye made sure to say goodbye to his fans as he drove through the massive crowd with his head sticking out of the top of his vehicle. Miz Kardashian West later confirmed on her SC that it was the cops that forced her man to call off his gig. She shared:
“Alright guys, we’re in bed. We tried… he tried so hard, but it was just bigger, the cops just really wouldn’t allow it.”
You can’t say Kanye doesn’t love his fans. We respect the effort, man!