After major backlash for comments made during his past few shows, it looks like the Saint Pablo Tour headlined by Kanye West is no more.
West cancelled the L.A. stop on the tour just a few hours before he was set to take the floating stage last night (Nov. 20). According to TMZ, he is taking a “breather to deal with personal issues.” However, according to a tweet sent out by LA Times reporter Gerrick D. Kennedy, this breather may extend until the end of the year, which would mean the rest of the tour is cancelled.
Just got word from a source that @kanyewest informed his crew that remaining dates of U.S. #SaintPabloTour are nixed.
— Gerrick D. Kennedy (@GerrickKennedy) November 21, 2016
Kanye himself has not personally spoken about the mystery behind his cancelled shows, and his website still has the remaining show dates listed with tickets still available for purchase.
During his Sacramento show on Nov. 17, he told the crowd that he would have voted for the “genius” President-elect, Donald Trump, and that black people need to stop focusing on racism. Another rant occurred during Nov. 19th’s show, in which he made comments directed at Beyonce and Jay Z, dissed radio stations and only performed three songs before canceling the show after a half an hour.
A rep for Kanye confirms that the remainder of the Saint Pablo tour has been cancelled https://t.co/1Z01XIMVLB
— Pitchfork (@pitchfork) November 21, 2016