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Kanye West Abruptly Ends Sacramento Concert After Rant About Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016, file photo. Kanye West appears at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. At a Sacramento concert Saturday, Nov. 19, West told the audience he heard Beyoncé refused to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards unless she won Video of the Year over him, and also urged Jay Z to call him and not to send killers. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Chris Pizzello—Invision/AP Kanye West appears at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York on Aug. 28, 2016.

He only performed two songs

Kanye West ended his Saint Pablo tour stop in Sacramento after just 30 minutes on Saturday night, walking off the stage following a long rant.

West started the show 90 minutes late and only performed two songs before embarking on a tirade against everything from Beyoncé to Hillary Clinton. He first went in on radio playlists including too much Drake and DJ Khaled before complaining about the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, where Beyoncé performed tracks from Lemonade.

“Beyoncé, I was hurt because I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over ‘Hotline Bling,'” he said. “Now don’t go dissing Beyoncé, she’s great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. We are all equal. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are just to win. F-k winning, f-k looking cool. F-k looking cool. F-k being cool.”

West, who voiced his support for Donald Trump on Thursday, saying he didn’t vote, but would have voted for Trump, talked politics again in Sacramento to attack Hillary Clinton.

“This ‘Saint Pablo’ tour is the most relevant [thing] happening,” he said. “If your old ass keeps following old modes, your ass is going to get Hillary Clintoned. You might not like it, but you need to hear it.”

Toward the end of his rant, as the crowd booed, West asked a stage manager to dock the floating stage from which he delivered his address and ended the show. The abrupt end disappointed many of his fans, some of whom spent hundreds of dollars to attend.

“I spent $250,” Christian Krebs told the Sacramento Bee. “I might be a fan of his music, but I’m not a fan of his character.”

 

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