Kanye West‘s guerilla gig in New York City was cancelled earlier this morning (June 6) amid scenes of chaos outside the venue.
After the final day of the city’s Governors Ball festival was cancelled due to bad weather, preventing West from delivering his headline set, the rapper apparently organised a last-minute show at the Webster Hall venue to make amends.
West told fans his set would begin at 2am, which prompted thousands to flock to streets outside the intimate venue in the East Village.West tweeted that the Manhattan show was sold out, even though no tickets had gone on sale.
Kanye's 2am concert got my street like: pic.twitter.com/S4Z307Yrba
— Andrew Goldstein (@AngeGold) June 6, 2016
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 6, 2016
According to the TeamKanyeDaily Twitter, Kim Kardashian was going to live stream the performance. and they were “looking for a place, speakers and microphone”. West and his wife then tried to negotiate a last-minute outdoor show, but police wouldn’t let it happen.
TeamKanyeDaily then tweeted that Kim Kardashian tweeted: No performance. Be safe. Kanye was calling everyone in the background trying to find a way to perform.
NYC mayor Bill de Blasio has since offered to plan a block party with Kanye to benefit NYC kids in response to Kanye’s tweet.