Kanye West cancels 21 remaining tour dates after Trump controversy

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Kanye West has canceled the rest of his Saint Pablo Tour after two controversial concerts, according to a source familiar with the situation but unauthorized to speak publicly.

Tickets for the canceled shows will be fully refunded at the point of sale.

The 39-year-old rapper was due to play Fresno, Calif., on Tuesday, with 20 more concerts scheduled through the end of the year in major cities including Orlando, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Boston. The tour was set to end with a two-night stint at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Dec. 30 and 31.

News of the tour’s cancellation comes just a day after West called off his Sunday night show in Inglewood, Calif. The concert was scheduled to be a makeup for his Nov. 3 performance, which was cut short when he lost his voice.

West raised eyebrows Thursday night at his show in San Jose, Calif., when he told concertgoers that he didn’t vote in the presidential election, but he “would’ve voted on Trump.” He continued to applaud Trump’s campaign approach as “absolutely genius” and confirm that he was still considering a presidential run for 2020, which he famously announced during last year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

He fanned the flames Saturday night with his stop in Sacramento, when he ranted about Beyoncé, alleging that the pop star wouldn’t have performed at this year’s VMAs had her video, Formation, not been awarded video of the year. He went on to criticize Jay Z, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg and radio stations, the latter for not giving air time to artists such as Frank Ocean and Kid Cudi, who joined him onstage.

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Source:http://www.usatoday.com/

 

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