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Kanye West Ends Another Show Early After Three Songs, 15-Minute Rant [UPDATE]

INGLEWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 25: Rapper Kanye West performs at the Forum on October 25, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Performing his St. Pablo Tour in Sacramento last night, Kanye West ended another show early after playing three songs and delivering a 15-minute speech. West first brought out Kid Cudi to perform “Waves,” then talked about radio programming, Drake, Kid Cudi, the MTV Video Music Awards, Beyoncé, Jay Z, DJ Khaled, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and more.

According to West, Beyoncé performed at this year’s VMAs on the condition that “Formation” win Video of the Year. “Now, don’t go trying to diss Beyoncé, she is great,” he said. “Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. We are all equal. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forgetting who we are just to win. Fuck winning.” West also said Jay Z hasn’t talked to him since Kim Kardashian was robbed in October, and repeatedly asked him to call.

Of Clinton’s election loss, West said: “Everybody in middle America felt a way, and they showed you how they felt. It’s a new world.” West’s latest political remarks follow last week’s claim that, had he voted, he would have voted for Donald Trump. (Jay Z supported Clinton.)

“Right now, press, get ready to write your passive aggressive, LeBron James, racist comments,” he concluded as the floating stage descended. “Season four racist comments. Get ready to have a field day, press. Get ready. Get ready. Because the show’s over.”

Watch fan-shot video of West’s remarks below.

Update, 6 p.m. EST: XXL reports that Ticketmaster is offering refunds for last night’s Kanye West show. It’s possible that a make-up show could be scheduled. Also, West is scheduled to perform again tonight—it’s a make-up show for the November 3 show he cut short, saying he was too hoarse to perform.


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