Abysmal Attendance at Kanye Concert

The 18,500-capacity Sprint Center in Kansas City was only a quarter full on Tuesday

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US rapper Kanye West performs during his concert at the HMM stadium in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 28 February 2013.

It’s not like 21-time Grammy Award winner Kanye West needed more hype for his ongoing tour. “Yeezus” has received critical acclaim from across the board — the late, great Lou Reed was amongst those gushing over the album — and his stage performance is more off the hook than ever.

Still, his Kansas City appearance in the 18,500-capacity Sprint Center on Tuesday, featuring not only the lyrical genius of Kendrick Lamar but also a guest appearance by homegrown rapper Tech N9ne, only managed to draw a meager crowd of 4,500, reports the Kansas City Star.

Perhaps it has to do with West’s recent spray of controversial statements. But during an eight-minute monologue, ‘Ye’ managed to sound almost repentant. “I don’t always say the right things at the right time,” he said. “I’m better at saying the wrong things at the wrong time.”

[Kansas City Star]

27 comments
wulfdjservice
wulfdjservice

Hahahahahahahahahahaha.......Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

lordofthefly
lordofthefly

Kanye's  album received critical claim because for the government and media, 2013 was Year of the Black. The Butler, Fruitvale Station, 12 Year a Slave, Obama looking like Trayvon, 50th anniversary of MLK' s speech; income inequality - blah, blah. Have not heard Kanye's music because I don't like the dude, but those other artistic efforts were worthwhile. But maybe people are just fed up with being manipulated. Enough already. No, this is not politically correct. So what? It's what millions of people are thinking.

MaseWehrle
MaseWehrle

I was gonna say maybe its because people know hes an idiot. But his comments,  “I don’t always say the right things at the right time,” he said. “I’m better at saying the wrong things at the wrong time.” leads me to believe he knows it too,.

AzBabyBoomer
AzBabyBoomer

He, like the Kardashian  trash tribe had a good run. But now their yesterdays news. Hope they all saved their money.

nik1
nik1

It's over for the Schizoid Man

notLostInSpace
notLostInSpace

Sooner or later lemmings stop jumping off the cliff?  Or maybe it is more of economic saturation...you can only squeeze so much money out of your customer base.  


Or, even better, the word has gotten around that the price of admission ain't worth the show!

fiestabear
fiestabear

No clue why "critics" praise this album. 


In fact, I think I know why why. Every year, Rolling Stone and Spin etc. pick the one "bklack best friend" album so they are looked at as equal or kool or really earing that street cred. Last year it was J-Z the convicted assaulting rapper for best album, why? It sucked, but it was the token black album. 


Anywho, After my fix on Rhythm Nation back in the 90's I went back in time to better music. 

yshabazz2
yshabazz2

Kanye is a great producer but the man himself is a real azz.

joe1234567
joe1234567

i would not go see this azzhoe if tickets were free.....

mfd2u2
mfd2u2

I can only think of one word...LOSER

StephenSwain
StephenSwain

To my knowledge, I have never heard a single word of Kanye West's "art".  But merely watching the coverage of his visage in the media, I am not feeling that I've maybe missed too much.  That is superficial in the extreme.  I admit it.  But he is always portrayed as a scowling presence.  What's that all about?

john_rambo
john_rambo

Go figure. I feel sorry for the kids today who get this garbage thrown at them by poseur  "rappas" ghetto scum.

SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq

Fat clown mumbling off key, no thanks.

MichaelJ.Curtiss
MichaelJ.Curtiss

No worries.  He can live off that Kardashian ho's money. 


ChrisSherlock1
ChrisSherlock1

My, how TIME has changed it's tune. I first read about Kanye in TIME, and it was overly-gushing about what a genius he was.

Passionsgate
Passionsgate

What an insult to Nelson Mandela to have this peon even mention his name and compare himself even remotely to a man who endured great suffering for his people.  Kanye you are neither a hero or an icon...your an ego maniac with a microphone.  Please shut up and go away your fifteen minutes is up.

lordofthefly
lordofthefly

@fiestabear 

I am thinking you are on to something.

I am sorry America had slavery, but I wonder if black people ever think, "What if it hadn't happened?"

HateToSayItbut
HateToSayItbut

@joe1234567Free? I would go so far as to ponder how many of my children would need to be threatened in order to force me to go.

DanRundle
DanRundle

@StephenSwain You've been waiting all day to use the word "visage". We are all very proud.

lordofthefly
lordofthefly

@ChrisSherlock1  Agenda. Time and the Government are usually in lock-step on topics they want to pound us with until we want to throw up. Kanye is just one of them.

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

@ChrisSherlock1 

Yeah, apparently, unlike YOU, Time's crystal ball granting them omniscience over the future so they can be disdainful of people who merit disdain some years later than when they publish the stories is broken.

SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq

@Pxlpore @Passionsgate 

He did compare himself to Mandela, also to Jesus.  Is that not bad enough?


R-kelly also compared Chris Brown to Jesus, these idiots have no boundries.

lordofthefly
lordofthefly

@SukeMadiq  Well, at least they know who to have a high opinion of (other than themselves).

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

@SukeMadiq 

Wow, I sit amazed...  You stuck YOUR foot into it AFTER you were warned, but you obviously are obvlivious.

These sites are satire sites.

Their stories are MADE UP, just to let the rest of us out here know who the  low-brow, knee-jerk, brain-dead, willfully ignorant ignoramuses of the world are.   You know, like you.  To AVOID publicly embarrassing yourself in such a horribly complete manner, AGAIN, you may want to first use Google to make sure what you're saying isn't actually coming out of the wrong end of your digestive tract.