Monday 19 February 2018

Kanye West cancels Saint Pablo tour days after Donald Trump comment

Kanye West
Kanye West
Kanye West has cancelled the rest of his tour days after a 10-minute concert tirade after which he walked off

Rapper Kanye West has abruptly pulled the plug on his Saint Pablo Tour days after making comments onstage about how he "would have voted for Donald Trump" and after a stormy weekend in which he cancelled a show after four songs.

A representative for the star said on Monday that the remaining 21 dates of West's current tour have been cancelled.

No reason was given and Live Nation said tickets will be "fully refunded at point of purchase".

The tour, now in California, was to make stops until the end of the year in Dallas, Denver, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston, New York City and Washington DC, among others.

The cancellation comes after a complex weekend for the musician, who ended a concert early in Sacramento, California, on Saturday, then cancelled a performance on Sunday in the Los Angeles area.

Saturday's truncated show became a hot topic on social media as amateur videos circulated of a 10-minute tirade by West about Beyonce, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, the radio and MTV.

Over the weekend, West also flooded his Instagram account with nearly 100 fashion photos, many that were out of focus and poorly cropped.

On Friday, during a concert in San Jose, California, West said he did not vote but would have cast a ballot for Trump, praising the president-elect's "method of communication" as "very futuristic".


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