Kanye West held one of his legendary Sunday Service of hymns and gospels at the Bouffes du Nord in Paris during fashion week.
However, this meant that he bumped a transgender act. French trans performer Phia Menard had her show canceled with only one day’s notice.
She was not very happy about it, and she and her fans let the venue know about it.
I don’t know how many people the Kanye Event drew but the trans act had only sold 98 tickets.
Some attended the show the night before or got a refund.
I am sure that Kanye outdrew her, and the venue cant be blamed for scheduling the top music artist in the world.
They would have been fools to pass up such an opportunity.
Kanye has become a controversial figure since he has embraced President Donald Trump and religion.
After voicing support for Trump, leftists called for a boycott of Kanye’s next album.
It went on to be his biggest-selling album of all time and went to the top of the chart in dozens of countries.
He is at least responsible for some of Trump’s soaring popularity in the Black community.
The Bouffes du Nord told AFP that it cancelled Menard’s show that because of the “technical incompatibility of the two events”.
“The 98 people who had bought tickets were contacted and most came to her show the night before while the rest were reimbursed,” the theatre’s management added.
The theatre, once the base of the legendary British theatre director Peter Brook, dubbed “the father of the fringe”, insisted that its “support for creativity, even at its most demanding, remains total.”
West is in Paris to show the latest collection for his Yeezy label Monday.
The 42-year-old singer once dreamed of becoming the first black American head of a major Paris fashion label.
But his friend and former fashion adviser Virgil Abloh pipped him to it in 2018 when the Off-White creator took over Louis Vuitton’s menswear line.
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