Sunday, November 20, 2016

Kanye West Rips Off Sacramento Fans With 30 Minute Show

Photo: Jeff Kravitz/Getty

Between the ego, the arrogance and ripping off his fans, I have to admit I don't see the appeal of Kanye West.

Last night, in my summer home of Sacramento, West ended his show after 30 minutes. Those 30 minutes contained just two songs and endless stream of consciousness rants about Beyoncé and Jay Z.

And then, it was apparently "drop the mic" time.

From the Sacramento Bee:

“Press, get ready to write your passive aggressive, LeBron (James) racist comments – get ready the show is over!” West said before storming off the stage.

After the house lights went up shortly after, Golden 1 Center filled with choruses of boos and confused looks from fans. Outside the arena, many were visibly upset, especially after plunking down so much money on tickets. “I spent $250,” said a disappointed Christian Krebs of Sacramento. “I might be a fan of his music, but I’m not a fan of his character.”

The Sacramento stop on West’s “Saint Pablo Tour,” which was attended by more than 13,000, was scheduled to start at 9 p.m. and didn’t include an opening act. West didn’t take the stage until nearly 10:30 p.m., a time which the crowd grew restless and in some cases droopy eyes were seen around the arena. But not long after, the whole show came to a sudden, awkward finish and the house lights turned on.

The performance capped a wild few days for West, who was booed by fans at his Nov. 17 show in San Jose after saying that he didn’t vote, but if he did, he would’ve voted for Donald Trump. West also took a couple of digs at Hillary Clinton.

“This Saint Pablo tour is the most relevant (thing) happening,” West boasted. “If your old ass keeps following old models, you’ll be Hillary Clinton.” And not long after, it was all done.

Agitated fans spilled onto the streets surrounding the arena, and L Street filled with chants of, “(Screw) Kanye!” As of early Sunday morning, it was unclear if tickets to the show would be refunded.

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