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For people in New York and New Jersey, it was a weekend of ups and downs, thanks, in part, to Kanye West. Kanye was scheduled to headline the Governors Ball in NYC on Sunday, but the music festival was cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Since he was in the area, however, West crossed the Hudson and surprised the audience at a totally separate event, Hot 97’s Summer Jam, in East Rutherford, N.J., where he joined G.O.O.D. labelmates Big Sean and 2 Chainz for a quick performance.

But that wasn’t enough. Because you can’t keep a good Kanye down, as we all know by now. The artist was determined to perform in New York City and avoid disappointing his fans.

West and his creative director, Virgil Abloh, started planning the impromptu appearance. Abloh’s first Instagram post about it read, “Summer Jam now. We’re doing PABLO at 2 am in Manhattan. Sorting out where now.” That message was followed with a minor edit: “Summer jam now. **PABLO details being sorted. update shortly.” And finally, a few hours later, Abloh’s original Instagram post got its final revision, telling fans it wasn’t happening.

summer jam now. **PABLO – cancelled due to safety priority.

A photo posted by @virgilabloh on Jun 5, 2016 at 7:00pm PDT

Despite a video Kim Kardashian posted on Snapchat, to “call the mayor and shut down the block about four streets” around Webster Hall in NYC, it was too late. Chaos had already ensued and thousands had already gathered on 13th Street in the East Village, quickly escalating things to a “near riot” situation, E! Online reports.

Kanye eventually rolled up and popped up through his car’s sunroof with fans standing on cars, dumpsters and scaffolding to get a look at him. But because of safety concerns — for West and the people who were in the area — police were on the scene, refusing to allow a concert to happen.

It was nice for Ye to not want to disappoint his fans but all signs point to pandemonium in this case, so things probably turned out for the best. What we’ve learned? No matter how crazy Kanye gets, people can’t get enough of him.

PABLO ©2016

A photo posted by @virgilabloh on Jun 5, 2016 at 10:27pm PDT

But Kim promises that Kanye will make it up to his fans. And we all know, whatever Kim wants, Kim gets. Hopefully in a much more controlled environment this time.