Kanye West's Surprise Performance in N.Y.C. Causes a Riot—See the Crazy Photo
Leave it to Kanye West to start a riot in New York City. After the rapper's Sunday night performance at the 2016 Governors Ball Music Festival was canceled due to severe thunderstorms, he decided to make it up to fans with not one but two surprise performances.
West's creative director, Virgil Abloh, took to Instagram to reveal his plans. "Summer Jam now. We're doing PABLO at 2 am in Manhattan. Sorting out where now," he wrote, referring to Hot 97's Summer Jam in New Jersey. Kim Kardashian West shared videos from this performance on her Snapchat, as well as a snippet of West on the phone trying to sort out the details for the impromptu show at Webster Hall in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood.
"Call the mayor and shut down the block about four streets and put screens up so they can have a party outside," West said. "I hear it's sold out already." He confirmed that the show was at capacity on his Twitter account, but that didn't dissuade people from coming out to get a glimpse at the rapper. Over 4,000 people gathered on 13th Street, causing a near riot.
Kardashian West shared photo of the pandemonium on her Instagram account, and it's pretty insane. "Last night was crazy!" the reality star captioned the wild Instagram, which showed the gathered crowd. "Kanye wished he could have performed last night and really tried so hard but it was ultimately out of his control! He has the best fans in the whole world, thank you all for coming out at 2am. Promise he will make up this pop up show!"
Stay on the look out—we bet West is already planning his next surprise show.