Kanye West was performing in Queens, New York Sunday night, closing out the Meadows Music & Arts Festival. His performance started late, like most concerts with huge headliners do, but to make matters worse for the fans, it was also cut short. He apologized, citing a “family emergency,” and took off. Fans were left bewildered and concerned, wondering what could have caused him to bolt. Now we know what happened and, man, it was not good: Kanye’s wife, Kim, who was in Paris attending Fashion Week, was robbed at the apartment she was staying in.
Reuters reports that five men in ski masks and police jackets were involved, that at approximately 3 a.m. local time, two of the men broke into Kardashian’s room at No Address Hotel, bound Kim’s hands and feet with packing tape and stole nearly nine million dollars in jewelry, a ring worth another six million, as well as her purse, two cell phones and small amount of cash, police told BFM TV.
Kardashian’s publicist told People she was discovered “badly shaken but physically unharmed,” but iTELE television reports the robbers put a gun against her head before tying her up. The attackers reportedly fled on bicycles; police found the night guard in a staircase, also tied up.
Kim gave her statement to investigators and left the hotel to board a private jet that was waiting to take her back to the U.S.
Kim was in Paris with her mother, Kris, as well as sisters Kourtney and Kendall, but they were staying in a different hotel. Thankfully her kids weren’t with her but, still. Poor Kim. She must have been terrified. E! News reached out to Kris, who said, “She will be OK.” Thankfully she’s got a good support system to rally around her and help her get past this traumatizing ordeal.