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Kanye West cancels remaining tour dates after profanity-laced rant

Published: Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 12:26 PM
Updated: Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 12:26 PM

Kanye West has abruptly canceled the rest of his Saint Pablo Tour just days after interrupting a concert in California with a rant about Beyonce, MTV, politics and other topics.

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A representative for the rapper confirmed to Pitchfork that remaining tours dates have been canceled. All tickets will be refunded, according to the magazine.

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The tour was scheduled to continue through Dec. 31 with stops in Dallas, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston and New York City, among other places.

No reason for the cancellation was given.

West came under fire last week after telling a crowd in San Jose, California, that he didn't vote, but that he would have thrown his support behind President-elect Donald Trump.

He arrived late for a performance in Sacramento on Saturday and played a pair of songs before launching into a profanity-laced rant on a range of topics, the Sacramento Bee reported.

He told the crowd he was hurt after hearing that Beyonce would only perform at the MTV Video Music Awards if she won Video of the Year.

"Sometimes, we … (play) the politics too much and forget who we are just to win," he said. "I've been sitting here to give y'all my truth even at the risk of my own life — even at the risk of my own success, my own career."

He also addressed Hillary Clinton, who recently lost the presidential election to Donald Trump.

"It's a new world, Hillary Clinton, it's a new world," he said. "Feelings matter. Because guess what? Everybody in Middle America felt a way and they showed you how they felt."

The Saint Pablo Tour kicked off in August in Indianapolis. The tour originally included stops in 32 cities. It was extended – and two shows rescheduled – after West's wife, Kim Kardashian, was robbed in Paris last month.

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