SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Kanye West's Saint Pablo tour this week is generating more headlines than music.
Thirty minutes into his show Saturday night in Sacramento, Calif., the hip-hop star abruptly ended his concert after two songs, the Sacramento Bee reported. Half of that time was spent on an extended, profanity-laced stream-of-conscious styled rant, the Bee reported.
“Press, get ready to write your passive aggressive, LeBron (James) racist comments — get ready, the show is over!” West said before walking off the stage at the Golden 1 Center.
The two songs West sang during the abbreviated show were “Famous” and “Good Morning.”
“I spent $250,” Christian Krebs of Sacramento told the Bee. “I might be a fan of his music, but I’m not a fan of his character.”
The concert was supposed to begin at 9 p.m. local time and did not include an opening act. West took the stage at 10:30 p.m. Fifteen minutes into the show, he began his speech and targeted corporate radio, Google and Facebook. He also said he heard Beyoncé refused to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards unless she won Video of the Year over him, and also urged her husband Jay Z to call him, The Associated Press reported.
Social media buzzed after the cancellation.
As of early Sunday morning, it was unclear if tickets to the show would be refunded, the Bee reported.
The performance capped a wild few days for West. Thursday night, West told a crowd in San Jose that while he didn't vote on Election Day, he would have cast his ballot for Donald Trump.
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