Despite waving at fans after making an appearance, the concert never took place as the giant crowd eventually left. None of those who arrived in hopes of attending the show were arrested.
Kanye West’s surprise pop-up show never happened, but in the wee hours of Monday morning, he managed to shut down parts of lower Manhattan as thousands of fans took to the streets in the hopes of catching the entertainer in action.
After the third day of the Governors Ball Music Festival was cancelled on Sunday due to bad weather, West hinted online that he was going to perform a surprise show. Yeezy showed up to play a short set at Hot 97 Summer Jam, but then word spread that he was planning a 2 a.m. gig at New York’s Webster Hall.
By midnight, the streets near the venue were clogged with fans clamoring to get in. Photos on social media documented the chaos:
In the end, a rumored 4,000-plus people showed up near Webster Hall. According to Billboard, “near riot” conditions were observed.
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