Kanye West is having a 'nervous breakdown': Friends say 'stressed and exhausted' star cancelled Saint Pablo Tour because he's 'spiraling out of control... as Kim leaves home for East coast event
- Friends fear Kanye West is suffering a nervous breakdown
- On Monday, West officially axed the 21 remaining dates of the U.S. leg of his Saint Pablo tour
- West canceled his Sunday night performance at The Forum in Los Angeles
- Cancellation came hours after he ditched Sacramento concert after a bizarre rant aimed at Beyoncé, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton and Mark Zuckerberg
- His wife Kim Kardashian flew out of LA on Monday for the East Coast
- She is expected to make her first public appearance in months at a charity gala in New York on Monday night
- Live Nation refused to comment on how sold-out Kanye's remaining gigs were. Two were re-scheduled from previously cancelled concerts
Stressed: Kanye West cancelled the remaining dates of current tour on Monday. He was pictured outside his Calabasas offices on Sunday
Friends have spoken of their fears that Kanye West is suffering from a nervous breakdown after the star cancelled the remaining concerts of his Saint Pablo Tour.
The announcement that West would no longer carry out his remaining 22 gigs came on Monday two days after he walked off stage following an incoherent political and personal rant.
West took aim at Hillary Clinton, close friends Beyoncé and Jay Z and Mark Zuckerberg in the bizarre outburst while on stage in Sacramento on Saturday.
Now friends say the rant is more than just another dramatic outburst of the rapper known for his outspoken and often political opinions.
A friend told the New York Post: 'There are fears he is having a nervous breakdown. He’s surrounded by all these crazy people, but there’s nobody he listens to or who can rein him in.
'He’s a mad genius, and he’s spiraling further and further out of control. Basically everything crazy he does is ‘art,’ so he is becoming more and more unpredictable.'
Last minute: West canceled his Sunday night performance at the Forum (pictured) in Los Angeles just hours before the show
The tour, now in California and with dates through Dec. 31, had future stops in Dallas, Denver, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C., among others. Two of the gigs were to make up for previously cancelled performances.
Meanwhile, his wife Kim has been pictured jetting out of LA without him.
She will make an appearance at Denise Rich's Angel Ball on Monday, to celebrate 20 years of funding life-saving cancer research.
She will join her siblings Rob, Kourtney and Khloe and their mother Kris Jenner to honor her late father Robert Kardashian, who died of esophageal cancer in 2003, at Cipriani Wall Street.
It is unclear if West would be joining them in light of his cancelled tour.
Flying out: Kim Kardashian was pictured getting on the couple's private jet in the early hours of Monday ahead of Kanye West's tour cancellation. She is expected at a New York gala tonight
Kim will attend Denise Rich's Angel Ball on Monday, to celebrate 20 years of funding life-saving cancer research. It is her first appearance since her traumatic Paris robbery
Another source close to West told Us Weekly: 'He's just exhausted. He's been working around the clock on fashion design, both his own line and the Adidas line.
'He's a notorious workaholic ... so balancing both that work — which is extremely important to him – and the rigors of the tour every night, it really wore him out. All the time spent away from his family has been a stress on him, as well. They are the most important to him.
'Obviously he's a professional and wants to give his fans a great experience, and I think his gut was telling him not to extend the tour through the end of the year, but he decided to push through. He doesn't want to give his fans anything less than the best.'
In action: West at the controversial Sacramento concert ,left, and in an earlier more successful performance in San Jose on Thursday
'Tonight's show has been cancelled. Refunds at point of purchase,' the Forum in Los Angeles tweeted on Sunday
The move comes after a complex weekend for the musician, who abruptly ended a concert in Sacramento, California, on Saturday, then canceled a performance Sunday in the Los Angeles area.
Saturday's truncated show became a hot topic, as amateur videos circulated of a 10-minute tirade by West about Beyonce, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, the radio and MTV.
He said he was 'hurt' because he heard Beyoncé refused to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards unless she won Video of the Year over him.
He also urged her husband Jay Z to call him and 'talk to me like a man'.
In a clip posted to social media the Famous hitmaker was heard telling the audience: 'Beyonce I was hurt because I heard you said you wouldn't perform unless you won video of the year over me and over Hotline Bling.
'In my opinion - now don't go dissing Beyoncé, she's great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are - just to win.
'F**k winning, f**k looking cool, f**k being cool. At the risk of my own success. I'll give ya'll the truth.'
'Jay Z, I know you got killas. Please don't send them at my head. Just call me—talk to me like I man,' he said.
After telling the audience he is 'just a man... the same as everybody here', he added: 'This is the future. This is the way of thinking to make America great again.'
This was met by boos, but Kanye simply laughed and said: 'You don't like that. Guess what? Y'all need the vibes. I was hurt. Feelings matter, bro. The way motherf****** put money up so high. Popularity. Radio spins. Feelings matter, bro.
Incoherent: Kanye posted a string of bizarre images on Instagram on Sunday night after cancelling an LA concert
The fashion pictures were posted by Kanye without comment or explanation. Angry fans hit out at the star for his erratic behavior
Kanye West's bizarre online fashion posts came hours after he cancelled a second California gig and a day before he cancelled his entire tour
'It's a new world, Hillary Clinton. It's a new world. Feelings matter. Because guess what? Everybody in middle America felt a way, and they showed you how they felt... It's a new world Barack. It's a new world Jay Z.
'Get ready to have a field day press 'cause the show's over.' Kanye barked and dropped his mic to boos from the crowd.
Kanye continued his incoherent spiel online. Around midnight eastern time on Sunday the star posted a serious of fashion photos on Instagram.
According to Billboard the bizarre set of 99 images are taken from old and current Maison Margiela lookbooks. West didn't comment alongside the poor quality images.
They came just hours before Kim was pictured flying out to New York.
Monday's event will mark her first public appearance in almost two months after she was bound and gagged in Paris on October 3, as part of a shocking heist that resulted in $11m worth of jewels stolen from the couple's apartment.
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