|Kanye attempting to get into Webster Hall
More than 4,000 Yeezus fans swarmed New York's East Village and Webster Hall to get a glimpse of Kanye after he announced a surprise 2am concert.
West was in NYC to headline the Governors Ball but it was cancelled because of the weather. To make use of his time, he made a guest appearance at Hot 97's Summer Jam and performed alongside Big Sean and Pusha T and even performed his new song Champions from the G.O.O.D Music collaborative Cruel Winter.
To keep the party going, a tweet went out about a pop-up concert at Webster Hall at 2am. When news broke, fans were lining up around the block to snag a ticket to see the show. Keep in mind, Webster Hall only holds 1,500 people. 90 minutes before showtime the line was 2 blocks away!
Twitter was blowing up by the amount of people starting to gather.
Here are some tweets Gothamist found:
Line for Kanye's popup show at Webster hall..2 blocks away..1.5 hrs before its gonna start #goodnightandgoodluckyall pic.twitter.com/qT52mBrPUC— Christina Winnett (@christinawinnet) June 6, 2016
As chaos reigned, wifey Kim Kardashian West snap chatted Ye reaching out to someone asking NYC's mayor de Blasio to block off some streets and allow for this party.Okay there are like weird stampede sprints and people climbing the scaffolding on 4th Ave and shit. Nooooope.— Hilary Hughes (@hilmonstah) June 6, 2016
By 1am Yeezy announced the concert had been sold out, and then Webster Hall tweeted this:SHUT DOWN THE BLOCK 4 STREETS AND PUT SCREENS SO THEY CAN HAVE A PARTY OUTSIDE. @kanyewest the 🐐 pic.twitter.com/scOfRht9V6— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) June 6, 2016
There is no late show at Webster Hall tonight. Please get home safely.— Webster Hall (@WebsterHall) June 6, 2016
So, all in all the show was cancelled due to public safety concerns. Yeezy did attempt to pull up and try to make this happen, but alas it couldn't.
Regardless of the mob, the chaos, people getting hurt and climbing scaffoldings in NYC, West's squad couldn't believe the madness praising the rapper.when @kanyewest is getting mobbed by screaming fans right across your dorm 😅 pic.twitter.com/PMVJWD6MAw— Eric Liang (@hiEricLiang) June 6, 2016
Damn, no one man should have all that power.
NYC is shut down...with a trillion kids that look, dress, and think like us... #GoodMusic— King Push (@PUSHA_T) June 6, 2016