Kanye West Reportedly Cancels ALL Remaining Dates On Saint Pablo Tour
No word on the European dates that were planned for 2017...
Kanye West has reportedly cancelled the rest of his Saint Pablo tour. With 20+ dates to go, this will be disheartening news for fans. But considering Kanye's actions recently (saying he would've voted for Trump, calling out Jay Z and Beyonce), it might be best for him to have some time away from the spotlight.
LA Times journalist Gerrick D. Kennedy broke the news. Taking to Twitter, Gerrick said: "Just got word from a source that @kanyewest informed his crew that remaining dates of U.S. #SaintPabloTour are nixed." He went on to add: "No word on European dates that were planned for 2017."
No word on European dates that were planned for 2017.
— Gerrick D. Kennedy (@GerrickKennedy) November 21, 2016
This news follows Kanye's cancelled show in California last night, where, instead of playing, Kanye posted almost one hundred photos from Maison Margiela (a luxury French fashion house) lookbooks to Instagram. Some of those grainy posts are below.
Sunday night’s cancelled show was meant to be a makeup gig to fans who attended Kanye’s November 3 show at the same venue, which was cut short due to vocal issues. At the time, Kanye told the crowd, “I’ll do better next time.”
This all comes after Kanye announced that had he voted in the US elections, he would’ve voted for Donald Trump. Explaining his reasons, the rapper and producer said from his floating platform above the crowd: “It’s a new world, Hillary Clinton, it’s a new world. Feelings matter. Because guess what? Everybody in Middle America felt a way and they showed you how they felt.”
Kanye went on to affirm his belief in Black Lives Matter and women’s rights, but praised Donald Trump’s “method of communication” as ”very futuristic.”
Kanye went on to criticise the media and specifically MTV. Referring to this year’s MTV VMAs, Yeezy spoke about what he sees as political behind-the-scenes dealings that goes into booking artists for the awards show.
“Beyoncé, I was hurt because I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over ‘Hotline Bling,’” Kanye said.
“Sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are just to win,” he continued. “I’ve been sitting 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.”