On Saturday (Nov. 19, 2016), Kanye West worried a lot of fans when he abruptly ended his show after only performing three songs and going on yet another rant about politics, the music industry and his relationship with Jay Z and Beyoncé, among other things.
West performed three songs for the Sacramento crowd, even inviting Kid Cudi to join him on stage to perform “Waves.” Soon after performing, West and Cudi had an emotional embrace, and West was seen wiping tears from his eyes before he launched into a nearly 20-minute rant in which he accused Beyoncé of demanding award show wins and revealed Jay Z still hasn’t bothered to call him.
“Beyoncé, I was hurt! Cause I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over ‘Hotline Bling,’” West told the crowd. “I’ve been sent here to give y’all my truth — even at the risk of my own life, even at the risk of my own success, my own career,” he continued. “I’ve been sent here to give y’all the truth. Jay Z, call me, bruh! You still ain’t call me! Jay Z, call me! Jay Z, I know you got killers, please don’t send them at my head. Just call me! Talk to me like a man!”
On Sunday (Nov. 20, 2016), West was set to perform in L.A. but ended up canceling the show just hours before he was supposed to take the stage. Soon after, a reporter from the LA Times took to Twitter to reveal he’d learned West actually canceled the remainder of his American tour stops, included his recently-added New Year’s Eve dates.
— Gerrick D. Kennedy (@GerrickKennedy) November 21, 2016
While West has yet to confirm or deny the news it seems as though he’s decided to lay low, his wife Kim Kardashian was spotted boarding a private jet early Monday (Nov. 21, 2016) morning without her husband or her children.
A representative for West confirmed for Pitchfork the remaining dates have been canceled and all purchased tickets will be refunded.