Police shut down screening of Kanye West's 'New Slaves' video in Texas

Rapper's plans to project video on Houston's Rothko Chapel thwarted by police

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A screening of Kanye West's 'New Slaves' video was shut down by police in Houston, Texas last night (May 24), according to reports.

Last week (May 17), West premiered the video for the track by projecting it onto buildings across the world and, according to Rolling Stone, is set to play the promo in a host of new locations this weekend.

As the Houston Chronicle reports, however, West's plans to project the video onto the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas were thwarted by police, who told fans that they were trespassing on private property and would be arrested if they did not leave.

The Houston Chronicle also claims that two of West's other planned projections in the city did not take place, with a screening at the Central Library shut down due to technical difficulties, while fan Janet Quiora claimed that another screening at the Bush Memorial Hall was a "no show", adding: "All we saw were the sprinklers come on and obnoxious people screaming Kanye threats."

West updated the interactive map on his website yesterday to show the new locations he would be projecting the video for 'New Slaves', with European locations including Birmingham, Amsterdam and Milan and US screenings to include Philadelphia and Tuscon, Arizona.

The rapper originally premiered 'New Slaves' on Saturday Night Live last weekend, along with another new track titled 'Black Skinhead'. Both songs are expected to appear on his forthcoming new studio album 'Yeezus', which is reportedly set for release on June 18. Odd Future, Daft Punk and Skrillex are both rumoured to feature on the album alongside MC Chief Keef and John Legend.




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