Kanye West attempted to hold a secret concert after all Sunday performances were canceled at The Governor's Ball music festival in New York. Kanye was scheduled as the headliner Sunday, but the the last day of the three-day fest was called off due to lighting.
Kanye announced that he would be holding a late performance at Webster Hall in New York, which drew thousands of fans to the venue very late on Sunday night. However, there was no concert, and it's not clear if there was ever an official arrangement to hold one.
Here's his original announcement about the show:
Kim Kardashian was with him the entire time, building hype for a show at 2am on Twitter:
Fans packed the streets surrounding the venue in anticipation of the concert:
Kanye did show up outside Webster Hall, much to fans' delight:
However, there was no show, which had to be confirmed by Webster Hall:
The venue also had a good sense of humor about being up late for all the commotion:
Kim offered their apologies for the no-show on Monday:
But that's not her pic. They weren't above Webster Hall, and presumably she and Kanye can't fly:
Hard to say if there was ever going to be a concert. Here's a video of Kanye telling someone on the phone to call the mayor of New York City to authorize a block party:
Obviously a block party in New York City takes considerable planning, they're not allowed to start at 2am, and they can't be authorized spontaneously. So it's unclear who Kanye was talking to on the phone—he may have been ordering a pizza.
The press secretary for Mayor de Blasio confirmed this morning that they did not receive a call from Yeezy or his crew:
If Kanye does not tell the truth on Twitter, it's hard to know what anyone can believe in anymore. Hopefully fans in NYC will get their promised show one day.