Kanye West halts show after Kim Kardashian held at gunpoint in Paris
Rapper Kanye West abruptly left his set early at the Meadows Festival in New York on Sunday night after learning his wife, Kim Kardashian West, was held at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room.
“Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room this evening, by two armed masked men dressed as police officers. She is badly shaken but physically unharmed,” Kim Kardashian West spokesperson Ina Treciokas tells CNN.
Kim is currently overseas for Paris Fashion Week along with her mother, Kris Jenner, and sister, Kendall Jenner.
West told concert goers that he had to leave due to a “family emergency” and the Meadows NYC’s official Twitter account confirmed West would not be coming back to finish his set.
Concert attendees shared videos of the abrupt departure. The crowd gasped in surprise.
“Dude just ran on stage and grabbed Kanye and he said, ‘Sorry guys, family emergency I have to leave the show’ and just ran off the stage,” Twitter user Joe Berg said.
“It was wild, too, because Kanye ignored the dude at first like on some ‘I can’t leave’ and dude wouldn’t leave without Kanye leaving with him.”
In response to the news, social media erupted with rumors and prayers for West and his family.