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The Night Of Pablo: Kanye West's Impromptu Concert Causes Chaos

No one man should have all that power.

Kanye West's and G.O.O.D Music's pop-up performance during the wee hours of June 6 caused pandemonium in Manhattan, after thousands of fans tried to flood the intimate venue Webster Hall, bringing it well-over capacity.

More than 4,000 fans showed up in a response to a cryptic late-night tweet that Yeezy sent out about a performance in the East Village, a few hours after his Summer Jam appearance in New Jersey. After his headlining performance at the Governor's Ball was cancelled due to severe weather, West may have wanted to make it up to his devoted fans. 2 Chainz and other label cohorts added fuel to the flame by releasing videos stating the concert's location.

The line to get into the concert venue (which holds 1,500) reportedly covered two streets on the block. Eager fans chanted "Pablo," "Kanye" and "Back of the Line" if anyone had the gall to try and cut.

Capacity was overflowing so greatly that the venue's management team had to shut down the concert before it even started, but that didn't stop Kanye from putting on a show of sorts. He and Travis Scott rode down Third Ave. with the sunroof open, greeting fans who were still hanging around at about 2 a.m.

Amidst the broken glass, garbage and loitering for the several hours after the non-cert, one person was arrested for disorderly conduct. It took more than two hours for the street to be completely cleared.

After the initial bout of mayhem, die-hard fans tried to follow Kanye West and producer Mike Dean to see if anything else was happening in other locations, such as the Trump Hotel in SoHo. Mike Dean tweeted around 4 a.m. that they tried to have performances at three different venues to no avail. Kim Kardashian live streamed the experience on Snapchat, noting that her husband tried to find a new venue, speakers and microphones for a performance.

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Solange's Performance Piece 'Witness!' To Premiere In September

Solange is the composer and director of a special performance piece titled "Witness!" The piece will be performed on September 17 at Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany.

"So excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:)," she wrote on Instagram to accompany a photo of the event flyer, which features the picturesque venue. Tickets for the performance go on sale on May 31.

The Houston native is no stranger to elaborate stage productions and intricate, detail-driven performances. She's performed in places such as the Guggenheim and Marfa's Chinati Foundation, so we're sure "Witness!" will be one to remember.

Earlier this year, Solange dropped her performance slot at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, citing "major production delays" as the cause for cancellation. "She sends her sincerest apologies, and looks forward to performing at Coachella in the future," the official Coachella Twitter page read.

The performance coincides with the release of her latest studio-album, When I Get Home. Check out her announcement below.

 

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so excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:) tickets on sale friday may 31 🖤!

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YG Releases '4REAL 4REAL' Album Featuring Meek Mill, Tyga, And More

After a brief delay, YG’s fourth studio album, 4REAL 4REAL is finally here. The 14-track project arrived on Friday (May 24) and features guest appearances by Meek Mill, Tyga, Kamaiyah, DaBaby, and more.

The album's release date was initially suspended in light of Nipsey Hussle's untimely death in March 2019. YG included a song, entitled "My Last Words (Nipsey Hussle Tribute)." The track includes audio from YG's speech at Nip's memorial service.

Just hours ahead of the album's release, YG announced that he would be giving a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children. "I’m giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album,” YG said in a recent interview on Big Boy's Neighborhood. “By the time they get 18, from me, they’re gonna have a bag sitting there.”

Stream 4Real 4Real below.

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YG To Give Percentage Of Album Sales To Nipsey Hussle's Children

YG is gearing up for the release of his new studio album, 4REAL 4REAL. Ahead of the album's Friday release, YG stopped by Big Boy's Neighborhood on Wednesday (May 23), where he discussed his friendship with Nipsey Hussle. He also revealed his plans to donate a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children.

YG revealed his thoughtful plan when he was asked about the epitaph that is included on the album's cover art.  "I put that 'In Loving Memory of Nip' on the album because I'm giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album. So by the time they hit 18, from me, they gonna have a bag," YG explained. He also noted that he is considering making donations to the family for the next six albums.

Nipsey and YG have been friends since 2010. "I think we did some music the same day," YG said of their first encounter. "After that, we just kept running across each other on some L.A. shit. From that, it just started to build... He ended up being like a big brother to me," YG says. "The brand shit was the thing we talked about all the time, building a brand that's gonna [outlast] you."

4REAL 4REAL was slated to drop earlier this year but was pushed back in light of Nipsey's untimely passing. It now drops this Friday (May 24).

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