Kanye West Unhinged: Cuts Short Show After Bizarre Rant About Trump; Other Show Canceled

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By Heat Street Staff | 10:23 pm, November 20, 2016

Eccentric performer Kanye West canceled Sunday’s night’s concert in Los Angeles only three hours before it was to begin – this just a day after he cut short his Sacramento, California concert after ranting about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Facebook “fake news” and singing only three songs.

Sunday’s concert was supposed to be a make-up for the November 3 show that West cut short after he said he lost his voice. Ticketmaster said that Internet ticket orders would be automatically refunded.

West’s frustrated fans had already been infuriated by the sharply abbreviated Saturday night show in Sacramento. After arriving an hour and a half late, West went into a rant that was over the top, even for him.

“This Saint Pablo tour is the most relevant [thing] happening, he shouted. “If your old ass keeps following old models, you’ll be Hillary Clinton.”

“It’s a new world, Hillary Clinton, it’s a new world,” Mr. West harangued. “Feelings matter. Because guess what? Everybody in Middle America felt a way and they showed you how they felt.”

“Yeah, I’m taking his lead,” he said of Donald Trump and his penchant for politically incorrect comments. “A lot of people here tonight felt like they lost … You know why? Because y’all been lied to. Google lied to you. Facebook lied to you. Radio lied to you.”


He went on to criticize radio broadcasters for not playing music by his friends Frank Ocean and Kid Cudi:

“Radio, f–k you! Oh yeah, I’m on my Trump shit tonight. Radio — f–k you!”

And West, who last week said that, had he voted, he would have voted for Donald Trump, finally criticized the press before walking off stage:

“Right now, press, get ready to write your passive aggressive, LeBron James racist comments, Season 4 racist comments. Get ready to have a field day, press, get ready, get ready, because the show’s over.”

Ticketmaster says tickets to Saturday’s show are also being refunded.

West also cut short a concert last month in Queens, New York after he learned, while onstage, that his wife Kim Kardashian West had been robbed in Paris.