Sunday, April 14, 2024

Kanye West Dropping Album No One Wants, Tickets Not Selling for Friday Night Listening Party on Long Island


It does seem like Kanye West, avowed antisemite and Hitler lover, is dropping an album tonight.

It’s called “Vultures.” The video is out from director Jon Rafman, who I told you about recently. Rafman is Jewish, which is awful enough considering West’s statements and actions against Jews. Rafman was also accused on social media of such serious sexual misconduct that the New York Times reported the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC cancelled his show in 2020. (Two other museums cancelled shows also. Currently Rafman does have projects at other Canadian galleries.)

Tomorrow night, West has rented the UBS Arena near Belmont Park for a listening party. So far, few tickets have sold. They average $273 apiece.

Will all this happen? Will anyone show up? Will his wife show up, naked? Does anyone care at this point? Not much. All that blue is unsold so far. My guess is they just give away the rest to fill the arena.

PS The show is destined to begin very late. So everyone can sue Kanye the way they did Madonna!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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