Kanye West has abruptly pulled the plug on his Saint Pablo Tour.
A representative for the rapper said Monday the remaining dates of West’s current tour have been cancelled. No reason was given.
The tour, which had dates scheduled through the end of the year, was set to hit Toronto on Dec. 18.
Other shows in Dallas, Denver, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C., are among the cancellations.
The move comes after a complex weekend for the musician, who abruptly ended a concert in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday, then cancelled a performance Sunday in the Los Angeles area.
Saturday’s truncated show became a hot topic on social platforms, as amateur videos circulated of a 10-minute tirade by West about Beyoncé, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, the radio and MTV.
Even rap pioneer Snoop Dogg posted a video disparaging the tirade, saying West “picked the wrong night to vent like that” and saying the Sacramento audience wasn’t up for being treated like that.
So far, #KanyeWest has mentioned Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump Hillary Clinton at his Sacramento concert rant.
Last Thursday, during a show in San Jose, Calif., Thursday night, he took breaks to deliver mid-concert rants on a range of topics, including the recent U.S. election, politics, race and the education system. He said he hadn’t voted in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election, but declared his support for U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.
His statement was applauded by some concert-goers, but drew jeers from other members of the audience and sparked a wave of criticism from fans on social media.
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