This is the scene outside of Webster Hall, where a 2AM Kanye show was just planned today and also just cancelled pic.twitter.com/BrpuKgALap
— Fashionably-Early (@fashearlymusic) June 6, 2016
Don’t say Kanye West doesn’t love his fans.
The rapper was supposed to play Governors Ball, a music festival in New York City, on Sunday, but the festival canceled the day’s shows because of thunderstorms. So West scrambled for another way to play.
Word started to spread about a secret show Kanye would play at 2 a.m. at Webster Hall in Manhattan. About 4,000 fans gathered outside the venue to see him, according to The Daily Beast, in what it called a “near-riot.”
“The crowd stampeded, broke windshields, and even passed out,” the site wrote of what happened. “Then Kanye didn’t show up.”
After the crowd got rough, security at the venue told people to “go home” because the show was shut down.
On Snapchat, West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, said he tried to get in touch with Mayor Bill De Blasio to get a block party going, according to Uproxx but was unsuccessful.
Kanye did eventually show up outside Webster Hall, though. He couldn’t make a show happen, but he popped out of the sunroof of his Mercedes-Benz to greet fans, who predictably went nuts.
— Matthew (@matthew_david92) June 6, 2016
Rumors of another pop-up show at the Trump SoHo building went around on social media, which led fans there.
— brian b.dot™ miller (@bdotTM) June 6, 2016
Alas, the Kanye show never did happen.