Yeezy traffic jam! Kanye West caused chaos in the streets of Manhattan in the early morning hours on Monday. After performing at the Hot 97 Summer Jam, the 38-year-old rapper informed his fans that he would be holding a surprise concert at Webster Hall at 2 a.m.
West announced the show to make up for his canceled Governors Ball show from this weekend, after the majority of the festival’s scheduled lineup was canceled due to inclement weather. Devoted Yeezy disciples quickly rushed to the smaller venue, crowding the streets.
When you live across from Webster Hall and Kanye causes a riot 💀 pic.twitter.com/TIG1b7z2kC— Andrew Goldstein (@AngeGold) June 6, 2016
Kim Kardashian Snapchatted her hubby on the phone where he could be overheard saying, “Call the Mayor and shut down the block about four streets, so they can have a party outside. I know it’s sold out already.”
As the crowds grew in size, the show was canceled with some reports of near-riot conditions. Webster Hall tweeted, “There is no late night show at Webster Hall tonight. Please get home safely.”
Fans in the crowd tweeted about the experience, seemingly still having a blast despite the lack of an actual concert.
Kanye West and Travi$ Scott near Webster Hallpic.twitter.com/ntld3i6iJn— Hip Hop Heads (@HipHopMvsic) June 6, 2016
Almost got trampled for a Yeezy concert that got canceled before it even started and it was all worth it. @kanyewest— Danny Casarella (@DanCas91) June 6, 2016
Kanye riding around outside Webster with fans. Kanye is 🐐🐐🐐 pic.twitter.com/ljGCzo4lwB— Yeezy Central (@YeezyCentral) June 6, 2016
Around the time he was supposed to hit the stage, West rode through the crowd standing out of a sunroof and high-fiving fans. Kardashian documented the impromptu moment on Snapchat as West threw his arms in the air while the car drove down the street.
Thank you all for coming out at 2am. Promise he will make up this pop up show— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2016
He really tried so hard but it was ultimately out of his control! He has the best fans in the whole world!— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2016
It was an incredibly busy day for the A-list couple. They attended a matinee performance of The Lion King on Broadway with their daughter, North, before heading to the Hot 97 Summer Jam for another surprise performance. West also celebrated his 39th birthday several days early with an orange “Pablo” cake. Ah, to be young (well, not quite 40 at least) and shut down New York City.