Thousands show for Kanye West pop-up concert in New York City

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Dray Clark reports from the East Village. (@jhsisk/Twitter)

Thousands of people crowded New York City streets after Kanye West attempted to perform at a pop-up concert.

Video poured in through social media as West showed up near the nightclub Webster Hall after his performance at the Governor's Ball was canceled on Sunday.


The outdoor concert on Governor's Island had been canceled due to severe rain storms.

West then announced on social media that he would perform at the East Village hall.

People crowded the streets and sat on cars, damaging several of them on East 11th Street.

The crowd grew so fast that West wasn't able to perform due to its size, so the pop-up concert was ultimately canceled.

"Too many people were trying to push into Webster Hall and that's when police showed up," a fan said.

The NYPD cleared out the crowd around 2 a.m. Police estimated the crowd contained 3,000 to 4,000 people. The venue only holds 1,500.

Police said Webster Hall decided it would not be safe to hold the event with the large crowd outside.

West drove around waving to the crowd, but ultimately never got out of the vehicle due to security concerns and left without performing.

The musician and his entourage also tried to find alternate locations, including Trump SoHo, but no venues would allow the show to happen at that hour.

One person at the scene was arrested for disorderly conduct. Witnesses also reported that a woman broke her ankle while trying to dance on top of a car.

Just before 4 a.m., Kim Kardashian-West posted to SnapChat that the couple was home and done trying to perform for the evening.

West vowed to his fans to plan another pop-up concert.
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