Kanye West Cancels Remaining Saint Pablo Tour Dates

Tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase, the rapper's rep tells E! News

By Zach Johnson Nov 21, 2016 4:00 PMTags

Kanye West abruptly canceled his world tour Monday.

"The remaining dates on the Saint Pablo Tour have been canceled," a rep for West told E! News in a statement. "Tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase." The Grammy-winning "Fade" rapper canceled Sunday's show at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., without explanation. After arriving 90 minutes late to his show in Sacramento Saturday, West ranted about Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton and Jay Z—then left after three songs, shouting, "I'm on my Trump s--t tonight."

"Beyoncé, I was hurt 'cause I heard that you said you wouldn't perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over 'Hotline Bling.' Now, don't go trying to diss Beyoncé. She is great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. We are all people. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forgetting who we are just to win. F--k winning. F--k looking cool. F--k being cool," the 39-year-old rapper told his fans. "I've been sent 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. I've been sent here to give y'all the truth. Jay Z—call me, bruh. You still ain't called me. Jay Z, call me, Jay Z; I know you got killers. Please don't send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man."

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West was next scheduled to perform at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., Tuesday, with more concerts scheduled in Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Louisville, Orlando, Philadelphia, Toronto, Washington D.C. and more major cities through New Year's Eve.

When E! News' Ken Baker spoke to West backstage after one of his gigs in August, the rapper revealed his goal was to "take the concert experience to another level." To do that, he had his stage suspended above a mosh pit, so fans could better experience his show. "I wanted people to get into it and have a fun time, make it not be just about watching the artist, but people watching their friends and singing along to the lyrics and being able to see themselves, their outfits. It's not just about what you're seeing on the screen or what you're seeing me doing up on the stage, but what you and your friends are doing," he said, adding, "I want people to come to the Pablo shows and know it's just going to be the best time they've had in their life."

While performing at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in October, West stopped the show early due to a family emergency. It was later revealed that his wife, Kim Kardashian, had been robbed at gunpoint in Paris. He rescheduled several tour dates to be by the E! star's side.

A month later, while performing at The Forum, West walked offstage 45 minutes into his set. "My voice is so hoarse," he told the audience. "I can't finish the show...I can't let y'all have a show where I can't perform for you...I'm very sorry. I love you."