Kanye West’s highly talked about St. Pablo tour has come to an abrupt end without any explanation from the superstar as of yet. The tour was scheduled to continue from tomorrow until huge New Years Eve finale at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center. Live Nation, the company producing the tour, confirmed the cancellation today and said people who already bought tickets for the remaining dates will get a full refund.
Just this past Saturday in Sacramento, CA fans were refunded their money in the wake of the now infamous Saint Pablo tour stop there.
According to reports, Kanye did way more talking than rapping. Only performing three songs before spouting off about his disdain for radio, calling out Jay Z, Beyoncé, and A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip among others in a diatribe and praising Frank Ocean.
Ye did manage to provide one highlight for his stage debacle, he brought out Kid Cudi as a surprise. Yeezy and his former Good Music signee had been feuding and made a reconciliation, hugging in front of the crowd. Shortly after that, he left the stage for good, infuriating the audience. “Fu*k You Kanye” chants could be heard through the arena as the lights came on people started to leave.
Last night West was supposed to perform at LA’s Forum as a make up for a concert that was cut short in November when he started losing his voice while performing. Last night’s show was canceled three hours before doors were scheduled to open. And of course more controversy covered Kanye last week when he supported President Elect Donald Trump.
“I told y’all I didn’t vote, right? But if I would’ve voted, I would’ve voted for Trump,” the 39 year old MC said in San Jose last Thursday. “There’s nonpolitical methods to speaking that I like, that I feel were very futuristic. And that style, and that method of communication, has proven that it can beat a politically correct way of communication. And I f— with that. I actually think that his approach was absolutely genius. Because it f—ing worked!”
“I hate the fact that because I’m a celebrity, everybody told me not to say that I loved the debates. I loved his approach,” he added.
Although West had angered many in the few days, The first leg of The Saint Pablo–running from late August to late October–was a success. He did a million in one night alone in merchandising in September in Madison Square Garden and raked in bucks in other cities as well. The tour was a must see for his die hard fans and he gain acclaimed from the press and his peers because of the innovated hovering stage and the interactive mosh pit below it which was every bit a integral part of the show as Kanye rapping his hits was. They coincided and the pit created a fantastic spectacle to add on the entertainment. NBA All Star Kevin Durant, DJ Khaled and actor Jonah Hill were among the celebrities of literally rubbed shoulders with the fans in the pit at various dates.
Earlier this fall, the second leg of the Saint Pablo tour was announced. West had 21 more dates before today’s cancellation.