Kanye West Webster Hall aftermath: several cars damaged, one woman arrested, makeup show is promised
As you probably heard, Kanye West tried to play a makeup show for the cancelled Governors Ball at 2 AM at Webster Hall Monday morning (6/6), but after the streets flooded with an estimated 4,000 people, the show was officially cancelled at 1:45 AM (the venue only holds 1,500). Once it all ended, a few people were left to deal with damages caused by the chaos.
Several cars ended up with sunken roofs, cracked windshields, and other damages from crowd members who used the cars as a place to stand. Shirley Green (the car owner pictured above) talked to the Daily Mail about the damages to her car, and shared some opinions on Mr. West:
‘He’s an annoying little p****’, she told the Daily Mail Online.
Ms Green said she first noticed the damage to her silver Mazda CX-7 when she left her apartment to go and pick her 21-year-old niece up from Newark Airport.
With a smashed windshield and dents all over the chassis, she was forced to borrow a friend’s car to make the trip.
She then returned, called the cops and got them to file a police report. They then showed her cell phone footage of on the front and windshield of the car.
One girl was seen taking selfies while another man in a red tracksuit was sat down on the glass, causing it to smash.
Now she hopes she can claim the damage back on insurance.
‘This is normally a good street. The only reason it was like this at 2am is because of Kanye.
‘Now I can’t go to my place in upstate New York because of what happened to my car. I have never smashed my windscreen before.’
NYPD detective Nick Casale told People Magazine that while “careless” there was nothing criminal about what Kanye did, and he won’t face charges. “His actions Sunday were irresponsible, which would almost be a compliment for a guy like Kanye,” Casale explains. “In my opinion, what he did Sunday night did not cross the threshold of criminality.” “I could see one of the people who had their car damaged maybe filing a lawsuit against him, but it’s really kind of a stretch to even hold him civilly responsible,” Casale says.
The one person who did get arrested during all of it was 26 year-old Lauren Epstein, who was out for drinks near Webster Hall when the crowds started forming and she went to check it out. Via NY Daily News:
Epstein told the Daily News she didn’t hear the cops’ orders to disperse and she started crossing the street to get back to the bar where her friends were waiting.
The ordeal, she said, “was f**king bulls**t.”
“All for f**king Kanye West. I don’t even, like, love him!,” she said.
“It wasn’t worth 16 hours in jail. Maybe Beyoncé would be, but not this.”
As a response to the viral tweet of Kanye telling someone to get the mayor on the phone and shut down four streets, mayor Bill de Blasio posted his own tweet:
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) June 6, 2016
Kim Kardashian says that Kanye does still plan to do some time of makeup show, writing:
Last night was crazy! Kanye wished he could have performed last night and really tried so hard but it was ultimately out of his control! He has the best fans in the whole world, thank you all for coming out at 2am. Promise he will make up this pop up show!
Stay tuned for that to hopefully be announced sooner than later.
Oh, also, today (6/8) is Kanye’s birthday. Happy birthday Kanye!