Kanye West was forced to end a concert in New York City tonight early after he received news mid-performance that he described to the audience as a “family emergency.”

The rapper was performing “Heartless” as he wrapped up the final minutes of his headlining set at the inaugural Meadows Music Festival Sunday night (Oct. 2) when he abruptly stopped the music and told the crowd, “I’m sorry. I have a family emergency. I have to stop the show…”

Concertgoers rushed to upload video footage of Kanye’s abrupt stage exit to social media.


“Dude just ran on stage and grabbed Kanye and he said, ‘Sorry guys, family emergency I have to leave the show’ and just ran off the stage,” Twitter user Joe Berg said. “It was wild, too because Kanye ignored the dude at first like on some ‘I can’t leave’ and dude wouldn’t leave without Kanye leaving with him.”


The official Twitter account for Meadows NYC confirmed the rapper would not be returning to the stage to finish his set.

It turns out, the family emergency had something to do with Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian, who is currently traveling abroad in France for Paris Fashion Week.

According to Kim’s spokesperson, she was robbed at gunpoint inside her hotel room “by two armed masked men dressed as police officers.” Mrs. West was said to be “badly shaken but physically unharmed.”

While Kim was traveling with her mom Kris Jenner and sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, it’s unknown if they (or her children North and Saint West) were with her at the time. It also isn’t known whether or not the armed, mask robbers were able to get away with any of the reality star’s valuables.


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