Kanye West was scheduled for The Forum in Los Angeles, as a “make-up” concert for the one prior. At his concert on November 3, he cut the show to a half hour and claimed his voice was hoarse, promising fans that he would “do better next time.” In LA, his attempt to make amends for the last show fell flat when he abandoned his audience after three songs and a long rant. Without so much as a formal farewell, he trailed off his last song and left the stage.
The trouble began with West slamming radio hosts for doing a poor job and not airing such people as Kid Cudi or Frank Ocean. “Y’all been lied to,” he said, criticizing social media platforms and their methods for using specific facts to their advantage. Then he proceeded to describe his version of paradise and how it could be achieved with the help of such platforms, if they agreed to his proposal. “We have a hundred years to live, and we can live in paradise. But the rules must be fair.”
After raving about artists Beyoncé and Jay Z, West directed his attention toward Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. He spoke of a time when he was $53 million in debt and Zuckerberg didn’t help him out. “You went looking for aliens,” West complained.
Hillary Clinton was mentioned as well, as a warning to people who disagree with Kanye West’s opinions. “If y’all keep following the same process,” he told the crowd, “you’ll turn out like Hillary Clinton.” At his concert in San Jose, he mentioned that did not vote in the election, but that his support went to Donald Trump.
Ticketmaster confirmed that the audience would receive full refunds for this catastrophe of a concert. Since then, Kanye West has cancelled his remaining 20 shows that formed the last of his tour. So far, he must refund at least $50 million in ticket sales. Besides West’s complaint of hoarseness during the November show, no further explanation has been given for his absurd behavior. But it is speculated that he may be suffering a mental breakdown.