Kanye West Stream Shut Off After "Antisemite" Bar

Fans online debated the specific reason the stream was shut down.

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Last night, Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign played their new album Vultures for fans at a listening event in Chicago. The album has already gone through quite a journey since first being announced last year. Numerous announced release dates have come and gone with no album dropping. That was until last month when West announced that the record was now coming out in three separate volumes. The first was due to drop at the end of a listening event for the album overnight.

The listening event was attended by quite a few people in person but also watched by thousands more online. It was there where fans debated the reasoning behind why the stream eventually cut off. As TMZ reports, the stream changed to black only moments after West delivered a bar where he self-identifies as numerous things, including an antisemite. But fans online disagreed and cited a different reason for the stream cutting out. Many claim that it was due to a curfew imposed on the actual listening party and that it just ran too late. Check out the clip of the livestream cutting out below.

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Kanye West "Vultures" Livestream Cuts Out

Fans weren't just upset about the stream cutting out though. Many were anticipating that the album would be made widely available on streaming services following the listening party. But as it wrapped up that didn't appear to be the case. The album is still currently not released with no acknowledgement from Kanye's camp about when it might be arriving.

in another clip from the stream, West compares himself to some questionable figures across a series of bars. Included in the mix is R. Kelly, Bill Cosby, and perhaps most notably, Diddy. West appears to see flashes of himself in the controversial legacies of all three. What do you think is the actual reason Kanye's Vultures livestream cut out? Do you think he's planning on actually dropping the album any time soon? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.