The show’s off! Kanye West officially canceled the 21 remaining dates of the U.S. leg of his Saint Pablo tour days after he cut a Sacramento concert short following a lengthy rant against Beyoncé, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton and the media.
“The remaining dates on the Saint Pablo tour have been canceled,” the “Fade” rapper’s rep confirms to Us Weekly. “Tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase.”
A source close to West adds: “He’s just exhausted. He’s been working around the clock on fashion design, both his own line and the Adidas line. He’s a notorious workaholic … so balancing both that work — which is extremely important to him — and the rigors of the tour every night, it really wore him out. All the time spent away from his family has been a stress on him, as well. They are the most important to him. Obviously he’s a professional and wants to give his fans a great experience, and I think his gut was telling him not to extend the tour through the end of the year, but he decided to push through. He doesn’t want to give his fans anything less than the best.”
The news of the tour cancellation comes after West abruptly ended his Saturday, November 19, show at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center after starting 90 minutes late and performing only four songs. During the set, he delivered a 15-minute rant about several of his peers and other famous people — including Beyoncé, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton, DJ Khaled, Mark Zuckerberg and LeBron James — before dropping the microphone and calling off the remainder of the show. Above, Watch Us Weekly Video measure West’s recent antics on our very own Yeezy Meter!
“Beyoncé, I was hurt,” the outspoken star told fans. “I am putting my career, my life [and] my public standing at risk when I talk to y’all like this. This is a moment in the matrix, bro. … Beyoncé, I was hurt because I hear that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year [at the 2016 MTV VMAs] over me and over [Drake’s] ‘Hotline Bling.’ … Sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are just to win.”
He then shouted, “I’m on my [Donald] Trump s–t tonight,” before storming offstage. (Days earlier, West told fans he would’ve voted for the President-elect had he headed to the polls on Election Day.)
The day after West’s Sacramento rant, he canceled his concert at the Forum in Los Angeles three hours before he was scheduled to start. The L.A. show was supposed to be a makeup date for West’s November 3 concert, which he cut short after claiming he lost his voice.
Frustrated fans immediately took to Twitter, resulting in the hashtag #KanyeIsOverParty to trend much of Sunday. Later int he day, West resurfaced on Instagram, where he shared 99 bizarre photos that appeared to be taken from old-school fashion magazines.
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