Kanye West is hoping to head to London’s O2 (Picture: Scott Dudelson/FilmMagic)
The All Falls Down hitmaker, 46, took to social media requesting help from his 18.9million followers, claiming venues have refused to host his concerts over the past year after a string of controversies, including repeatedly ‘humiliating’ his wife Bianca Censori and having faced accusations of antisemitism.
‘We just sold out the United Centre in seven minutes and I just wanted to express to everybody out there to see if there’s anybody that can help with this,’ he said, in a video on social media, posted by The Shade Room.
‘It’s the only arena that I had access to in the past year,’ West continued, ‘and when I called people say there’s no availability for me, and you know why that is. If there’s anybody out there that can help with this, please do.’
‘I have not been allowed to perform in a year feels like the Elvis Presley movie,’ he said, referring to the biopic starring Austin Butler, which suggested the King of Rock was imprisoned in Las Vegas by greedy mismanagement.
However, it seems Kanye isn’t referring to being restricted by managers, but by venues claiming to have no availability when he enquires.
London is on the list… (Picture: @kanyewest/Instagram)
West is about to release a new album (Picture: Paul Natkin/Getty Images)
West then shared a screenshot of a message conversation, which appears to show his planned tour this year, which it was stated could make him ‘$16 million guaranteed upfront’.
The proposed tour route includes four nights at London’s O2 Arena, from September 5 to 8.
However, on the first night of the suggested O2 run, band Texas are actually playing at the venue. So we’re not sure Kanye and his team have done their homework on that one.
Beginning in June in Toronto, Canada, West’s theoretical tour would hop to New York, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Madrid, before heading to London, and then on to Dubai, Nairobi, Lagos, Sydney, Melbourne and Tokyo, completing the tour in February 2025.
Aside from putting the finishing touches to his new album, Vultures: Act 1, which is set for release on Friday, West has hit the headlines this week for yet more bizarre behaviour with his wife of two years.
West has sparked backlash in recent months for his erratic behaviour (Picture: Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
He has posted a string of X-rated pictures of his wife Bianca Censori on social media over the last few weeks (Picture: Instagram/@kanyewest)
Yesterday concerned fans called for Bianca to be ‘rescued’ after she was pictured out and about wearing a transparent rain coat and nothing else, while Kanye wore a full face mask, covering up next to her.
Kanye and Bianca’s daring looks have become increasingly controversial, with the All Of The Lights rapper often sharing explicit photos of her half-naked on social media.
Friends and family of Bianca, an architect and former employee of West, are said to have had little contact with her since their relationship began, sparking concern for her wellbeing.
A TMZ reporter recently questioned the rapper about their relationship and asked whether Bianca has ‘free will’ or is under his control.
The music star responded by snatching the reporter’s phone before launching into a rant.
‘Why do you feel like that’s okay, I’m a human being,’ he fumed.
‘You asked me if my wife has free will, was that a dumb-a** disrespectful question to ask a grown-a** superhero?’ he asked, before offering to pay the reporter ‘double’ to work for him instead, demanding her full name and address.
Metro.co.uk has contacted the O2 for comment.
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