In the wake of controversy surrounding his “Saint Pablo World Tour” and shortly after announcing a slew of new dates, Kanye West has cancelled the rest of the 2016 run.
Live Nation confirmed the news with a statement to press on Monday (Nov. 21).
“The remaining dates on the ‘Saint Pablo World Tour’ have been cancelled,” reads the statement. “Tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase.”
TMZ reports that exhaustion is the reason for the cancellation. “He’s just exhausted,” said the source. “He’s been working around the clock on fashion design, both his own line and the adidas line.”
Kim Kardashian’s Paris robbery has also impacted Mr. West. “All the time spent away from his family has been a stress on him as well,” the insider added. “They are most important to him.”
Prior to this, the “Saint Pablo World Tour” was celebrated for its suspended stage and stupendous lights. However, in recent days, controversy became its focal point.
Earlier this month, West cancelled a performance, claiming that his voice couldn’t handle the rest of his set. Last week, he endorsed Donald Trump, called out Beyoncé, and claimed Jay Z had “killers” who might come for his head. He also accused Drake and DJ Khaled of setting up their “For Free” success.
On Friday, he ended his Sacramento show after about 30 minutes and cancelled last night’s concert only hours before The Forum’s doors were set to open in Inglewood, Calif.
According to TMZ, another leg of the tour is set to launch next year. The source added: “He doesn’t want to give fans anything less than his best.”