After midnight on Sunday, a pop-up Kanye West show was cancelled after a crowd that was too large — but mostly tame — gathered outside of Webster Hall. The surprise show was supposed to take place after Kanye's appearance at Hot 97 Summer Jam, which was seen as a quick replacement for his cancelled set at Governor's Ball.
Off White's Virgil Abloh first tipped off fans about the show with an Instagram, teasing a Kanye show in an undecided location. Shortly after Abloh's post, rumors that the show would take place at Webster Hall were confirmed by 2 Chainz on Snapchat and crowds began to gather outside the venue. Kanye tweeted that the event was "sold out."
As patrons attending an earlier event were led out of the venue, the crowd, which at this point numbered in the several hundreds, began to completely fill up the the street. The venue's bouncers and two NYPD vans lightly attempted to control the mass of fans. Just before 2 a.m. Webster Hall confirmed that the show would not be taking place.
Ten minutes later, Kanye and Travis Scott drove by the venue standing through the roof of a car. Fans spilled out onto 3rd Ave in pursuit.
More NYPD personnel showed up to the scene and the crowd was cleared out. When reached by phone, a rep for the NYPD told The FADER that the crowd had been dispersed and there were "no arrests" made.
Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, and Desiigner took over SOBs around 3 a.m., while rumors of another parallel event going on at the Trump SoHo were found to be untrue.
Check out The FADER's social coverage of the night's event below:
One view of the line to get into tonight's #GOODMusic pop-up show at Webster Hall. pic.twitter.com/HgrCflTCZ6— The FADER (@thefader) June 6, 2016
Despite Kanye's announcement that the show is sold out, crowd is lingering + blocking the street in front of venue pic.twitter.com/HCc2R3QyWW— The FADER (@thefader) June 6, 2016
Fans outside of Webster Hall singing "Power" pic.twitter.com/bCzbzYgZmL— The FADER (@thefader) June 6, 2016
Kanye has arrived in a car with @trvisXX and is waving to fans. pic.twitter.com/VNy08nCA2k— The FADER (@thefader) June 6, 2016