NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Kanye West had to stop a performance in Queens as headliner for The Meadows Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, after finding out his wife, Kim Kardashian had been robbed at gunpoint in Paris.
“I’m sorry. Family emergency- I have to stop the show,” he said.
Fans, who were not aware of the circumstances, were clearly upset- some “booing” while others think it was a part of his act.
The Meadows organization tweeted out Kanye’s departure, confirming what everyone heard him say on stage.
West, who is married to Kim Kardashian and has two children, was the headliner for the concert on Sunday during the two-day event.
Kim Kardashian West was unharmed after being robbed at gunpoint of more than $10 million worth of jewelry inside a private Paris residence Sunday night, police officials said.
A spokeswoman for Kardashian West said the reality TV star, who was in Paris attending fashion week shows, was "badly shaken but physically unharmed" after masked men dressed as police officers also tied her up in the flat's bathroom before fleeing the scene.
A Paris police official said five assailants, who were still at large, stole a jewelry box containing valuables worth 6 million euros ($6.7 million) as well as a ring worth 4 million euros.
In a message to The Associated Press, the Paris prosecutors' office said that only two of the five suspects forced their way into the apartment, located in the chic eighth district of the French capital.
With France under a state of emergency following terror attacks that left more than 200 people dead in the last 20 months, news of the robbery immediately sparked criticism from political opponents to the Socialist government.
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, a right-wing member of Paris council and a potential candidate in next year's presidential election, said the robbery was proof that "there is a general emergency on security" in the French capital.
"Regardless of all the very expensive advertising we do to promote 'I Love Paris,' tourism and the image of Paris, all these ads have been brutally canceled by the Kim Kardashian case," Kosciusko-Morizet told Europe 1 radio.
Two police officials said the robbers tied up Kardashian West and locked her in the bathroom before escaping on bikes. They were not authorized to be publicly named speaking about ongoing investigations.
With the Associated Press