The streets outside Webster Hall in New York turned chaotic early Monday morning (June 6) after a last-minute secret show by Kanye West was canceled, with thousands of fans flooding the streets, jumping on cars and attempting to gain entry to the venue. The throng gathered after West’s headlining set at the Governors Ball festival was canceled due to weather and his creative director, Virgil Abloh, posted (and then erased) a tease that the rapper would be playing a show at the 1,500-capacity Webster Hall at 2 a.m.
The show whisper, confirmed by 2 Chainz, caused large groups of fans to rush to to the East Village venue, with security struggle to contain the chaos. When West tweeted at 1 a.m. that the show was sold out, the crowd went wild.
Check out some footage of the scene outside Webster Hall:
— Eric Liang (@hiEricLiang) June 6, 2016
More footage from scene of Kanye @ Webster pic.twitter.com/c5pX7yZJa1
— tom mckenna (@tmckenna1) June 6, 2016
The scene outside Webster Hall right now, where Kanye West is said to be performing tonight at 2AM pic.twitter.com/JepLL3Eyof
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) June 6, 2016
Thousands of Kanye West fans are seen chasing after the hip-hop star in Manhattan after his surprise Webster Hall show was canceled. The show was announced after rain lead to the cancelation of Governor’s Ball on Sunday. But after more than 4,000 people showed up to the venue – which can only house 1,500 – officials decided against the second concert as well. As you can see, that didn’t stop fans from gathering, or Kanye from giving them a momentary glimpse of himself. Visit the PIX11 app for the full story.
ASAP Rocky and ASAP Nast trying to maneuver through the Webster Hall crowd. pic.twitter.com/eVVVhnzjp0
— UTOR (@utorlive) June 6, 2016