Surprise Kanye Show in NYC Turns to Chaos

Thousands of fans swarmed venue
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 6, 2016 2:19 AM CDT
Kanye West accepts an award at the MTV Video Music Awards last year.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – What was supposed to be a surprise Kanye West show in New York City quickly turned to chaos as thousands of fans descended on the venue. More than 4,000 people swarmed Webster Hall, which only holds 1,500, early Monday morning for the pop-up show. They climbed on top of cars, dumpsters, and scaffolding and hung out of windows hoping to get a better view, the AP reports. The New York Daily News reports West hinted on social media that he was going to do the show after the Governors Ball on Sunday was canceled due to the weather. West had been scheduled to perform.The secret show was hinted to start at 2am, and, according to West's Twitter page, was sold out by 1am. Shortly before 2am, Webster Hall tweeted that there would be no show. Police then worked to disperse the crowd. (This may be the weirdest Kanye story ever.)

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