Kanye West Cuts Festival Performance Mid-Song Due to 'Family Emergency'

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Kanye West stopped his live performance at the Meadows Festival in Queens, New York on Sunday, due to a "family emergency."

The 39-year-old rapper stopped midway through a performance of his song "Heartless," telling the audience, "I'm sorry, there's a family emergency. I have to stop the show."

The moment was caught by many members of the audience who shared the surprising video to social media. Attendees could be heard expression their confusion and anger over the abrupt conclusion of the show.

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West's wife, Kim Kardashian, as well as her sisters Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian, are currently in Paris, France, where they've been sharing Snapchats from Paris Fashion Week.

Nearly an hour before West ended his show, Kim posted a Snapchat sharing well wishes for her brother, Rob Kardashian, and his fiancée, Blac Chyna, during their baby shower.

West took the stage at the Meadows Festival, where he was headlining, at 8:45 p.m. ET and was set to perform until 10, however he ended his set at around 9:40.

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According to some audience members tweeting from the scene, festival crew members said West left the venue just minutes after ending his performance.

ET has reached out to West’s reps for comment and will continue to cover this story as it develops.

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