Kanye West Plans Houston Music Debut, Gets Shut Down By Police

By Jessica Rawden 2013-05-26 20:04:14
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On Friday, Houston police shot down Kanye West’s newest ambitious art project, which included projecting a music video on buildings in the Texas City. The fairly prolific music maker had plans to project a new song, as well as a new visual, onto several buildings throughout the city, including Rothko Chapel, the Central Library, and the George Bush Monument. Unfortunately for fans of the rapper, Houston police found reasons to shut down all three events.

Shortly after Kanye announced the details about his big Houston event via Twitter, police showed up at the locations West had planned to put on a show. According to the Houston Chronicle, at the chapel, the police announced people were “trespassing” and needed to leave. At other venues, supposed “technical difficulties” were the cause behind the shutdown.

This isn’t the first time West put together a similar outdoor, building-oriented premiere. Last week, the singer debuted his creepy new single “New Slaves” via buildings in cities across the world. The major marketing campaign is all to support the rapper’s newest album, Yeezus, which is set to hit stores on June 18.

If you are interested in hearing more from the new album, Kanye also put together a couple of intricate performances for the season finale of Saturday Night Live. He even recently previewed another new single, “I Am God,” at a MET gala.
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