UPDATE: 11:05 a.m. EST — The remaining dates on Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour have been canceled. According to Pitchfork, a representative for the rapper confirmed the news and said “tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase.”
After giving perhaps his most controversial show on Nov. 19 in Sacramento, California, Kanye West then canceled his Nov. 20 show in Los Angeles and his Nov. 22 show in Fresno, California. Following the cancellation, there is speculation that the remaining dates on the Saint Pablo Tour may be in jeopardy.
According to Los Angeles Time writer Gerrick D. Kennedy, sources say Kanye told his crew the remaining United States tour dates for the show would be “nixed.” The tour has 21 dates left, including the final show: a New Year’s Eve concert in Brooklyn, New York. While the U.S. dates may be canceled, Kennedy said there is no word on the European dates planned for 2017. Kanye has yet to respond to the reports.
During his Nov. 19 show in Sacramento at the Golden 1 Center, Kanye showed up 30 minutes late and only performed three songs before going on a lengthy rant. In his rant, the rapper attacked Jay Z, Beyoncé and Drake.
The rant featured Kanye making a plea for Jay Z to get in touch with him and asking that the rapper not send “killers” at him. “I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head,” he said.
The rapper also called out radio stations for overplaying singles from performers such as Drake and not supporting other artists. “Drake is great, he’s a great artist, but Frank Ocean is great, too,” West said. “But you know who the greatest of all of us? Kid Cudi.”
It appears that Kanye knew his rant would make headlines because the rapper finished his show off by saying: “Right now, press, get ready to write your passive aggressive, LeBron James, racist comments… Get ready to have a field day press, get ready, get ready, cause the show’s over.”
For fans who were in attendance at the Nov. 19 show, Ticketmaster is issuing refunds and is expected to give refunds for further cancelled shows.