Kanye West brought the “Saint Pablo Tour” to The Meadows Music and Arts Festival in Queens during his heading set last night.
Thousands of fans attended the festival near Citi Field to watch Kanye’s performance along with Chance The Rapper, Pusha T and others. The festival served as a replacement for the cancelled Governors Ball from June.
The plan for Kanye and Chance was to reunite again on stage after the duo surprised fans during the “Magnificent Coloring Day” Festival in Chicago.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) October 2, 2016
Kanye hit the stage around 9 p.m. for his set putting on a great performance for the fans who awaited his appearance. He performed all the hits including “Famous,” “Blood on the Leaves,” “Father Stretch My Hands,” “Facts,” “Mercy” and much more.
— The Meadows NYC (@themeadowsnyc) October 4, 2016
— Jay (@jayyyy6000) October 3, 2016
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At one point, Kanye even made his way off the stage and right in front of lucky fans in the crowd were he continued to perform.
— YZY (@nycshirley) October 3, 2016
With about 20 minutes left in his set, Kanye was pulled aside during “Heartless” by a friend who was seen talking to Ye about something important. Kanye then informed the crowd there was a family emergency and he had to leave.
Kanye rushed off the stage and left the venue immediately and did not return.
Due to an emergency, Kanye West had to end his performance early. Please get home safely.
— The Meadows NYC (@themeadowsnyc) October 3, 2016
We would later find out that Kim Kardashian West was involved in a horrific armed robbery in Paris while she was in her private apartment.
Details via CNN:
Both Kanye and Kim fans were shocked to hear the news, but were thankful Kim was able to get out of the incident physically safe. She reunited with Kanye in New York City just hours after.
All over social media well wishes were given to Kim and the family following the robbery. Fans sent their love and prayers through tweets and Instagram posts including starting the #WeLoveYouKim hashtag.