Oh man! Kanye West made a surprise appearance at Coachella, thrilling fans when he took the stage during pal A$AP Rocky’s set. But his tardiness ended up getting their performance cut off!
Uh oh! Kanye West, 38, shocked the fans at Coachella with joy, then totally let them down when his lateness to joining pal A$AP Rocky’s closing set numbers literally got them shut down by the venue. The guys wanted to do one last song together, but they’d run past A$AP’s alotted time. Fans went wild with anger when their microphones got cut off, and HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVE details of how the crowd turned on them.
As A$AP was nearing the end of his 7:30-8:20 allotted slot time, he made a zillion smartphones start clicking away when he announced that “legend” Kanye was joining him on the Outdoor Theater stage. Of course the fans went absolutely berserk when he walked on and performed “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.” with A$AP. The guys were about to kick it in to one last number when suddenly their microphones were cut off, abruptly ending the set and angering the crowd.
“They were about to announce the last song but because of the mics getting cut off, Kanye walked off stage and then so did A$AP — people were really angry,” a witness tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“Everyone was chanting their names and then cursing. The energy was so high before the technical issues cut in, so people were really upset,” our spy adds. Stream Kanye’s music, unlimited and ad-free, RIGHT HERE.
It turns out Kanye’s tardiness cost them the extra time, as he took the stage 12 minutes later than he was supposed to, which is a big no–no at Coachella. Each band has a set amount of time and can’t go over and it would mess with all the other opening times for the acts that follow, and the last act of the night has a curfew time. According to the L,A, Times, Yeezy blamed the delay on the night’s high winds, which reportedly caused the festival to demand Kanye position a giant video screen lower than he’d intended.
— Rap-Up (@RapUp) April 16, 2016
Heart broken kanye's mic wasn't working
— Goody Grace (@goodygrace) April 16, 2016
A$AP BROUGHT OUT KANYE I CAN DIE NOW
— aphrodite (@ariwillo) April 16, 2016
HollywoodLifers, do you think Kanye will show up for A$Ap’s set on Apr. 22 so they can finish what they tried to start before being cut off?