Kanye West’s appearance tonight at the Mets’ stadium in New York for the Meadows fesstival came to an abrupt halt when, in the middle of his performance of “Heartless,” he suddenly stopped and told the crowd, “I’m sorry… family emergency, I have to stop the show.”
The Nilsen Report will update as news of what his family emergency is emerges.
Update (11:13 p.m.): CNN reports Kim Kardashian was held up at gunpoint in Paris
— Joe Sutton (@itsjoesutton) October 3, 2016
Update: Seen earlier, Pascal (the main bodyguard for Kim & Kanye) leaving a hotel with Hailey Bladwin, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner. This may have meant that Kim was all alone in her hotel room at the time of the hold up.
According to TMZ “The gunmen were posing as cops and Kim was held at gunpoint. We’re told she was badly shaken but unharmed.“
Kanye Omari West is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Raised in Chicago, West first became known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for artists such as Jay Z and Alicia Keys. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to widespread critical and commercial success. He went on to pursue a variety of different styles on subsequent albums including Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), and the polarizing 808s & Heartbreak (2008). In 2010, he released his acclaimed fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and the following year he collaborated with Jay Z on the joint LP Watch the Throne (2011). West released his abrasive sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013. His seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016.
West’s outspoken views and life outside of music have received significant mainstream attention. He has been a frequent source of controversy and public scrutiny for his conduct at award shows, on social media, and in other public settings. His more publicized comments include his off-script denunciation of President George W. Bush during a live 2005 television broadcast for Hurricane Katrina relief and his interruption of singer Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. West’s efforts as a fashion designer include collaborations with Nike, Louis Vuitton, and A.P.C. on both clothing and footwear, and have most prominently resulted in the YEEZY collaboration with Adidas beginning in 2013. He is the founder and head of the creative content company DONDA. His 2014 marriage to television personality Kim Kardashian has also been subject to widespread media coverage.
West is among the most acclaimed musicians of the 21st century, and is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide. He has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time and the most Grammy-awarded artist to have debuted in the 21st century. Three of his albums have been included and ranked on Rolling Stone’s 2012 update of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list. He has also been included in a number of Forbes annual lists. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015.
Kimberly “Kim” Kardashian West is an American reality television personality, socialite, businesswoman and model. Kardashian first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, but received wider notice after a 2003 sex tape with her former boyfriend Ray J was leaked in 2007. Later that year, she and her family began to appear in the E! Network’s reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Its success soon led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami in addition to various business ventures. Kardashian’s personal life soon became subject to widespread media attention.
In recent years, Kardashian has grown an influential online and social media presence, including tens of millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram.As of 2016, she is one of the top ten most-followed celebrities on Instagram. She has released a variety of products tied to her name, including the successful 2014 mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a variety of clothing and products, and the 2015 photo book Selfish. Her relationship with rapper Kanye West, dubbed “Kimye” by the media, has also received significant coverage; the couple married in 2014 in what the New York Times has described as “a historic blizzard of celebrity.” They have two children together.
Time Magazine included Kardashian on their list of 2015’s 100 most influential people, while Vogue described her in 2016 as a “pop culture phenomenon. Critics and admirers have described her as exemplifying the notion of being famous for being famous.She was reported to be the highest-paid reality television personality of 2015, with her total earnings exceeding US$53 millio