Holocaust Museum LA invited Kanye West to a private tour. Now it’s target of antisemitic attacks
Irene E. Thompson | USA TODAY
Show Caption Hide Caption Kanye West’s LA show was cancelled A planned concert by Kanye West at the Hollywood Forever Museum on Tuesday was cancelled. This will be the second time in three months the Los Angeles-based rapper has missed a gig.
LOS ANGELES — A planned concert by one of the most prominent artists in hip-hop history was canceled Tuesday.
Kanye West’s concert at the Hollywood Forever Museum — a venue that has drawn accusations of anti-Semitism and other bigotry from the far right for years — was indefinitely postponed at the request of the museum’s management.
A message was sent to West’s management by the museum’s general manager, Karen Leal, after it was learned that the rapper’s planned show at the museum had been canceled. A message was also sent to several of West’s fans, who had purchased tickets for Wednesday’s show.
The museum had said in a statement after the announcement that a concert scheduled for September 23 was canceled due to “the lack of a clear date and venue for the concert date.”
The decision to cancel the show is just the latest sign that West, who has said that he’s “on a different trajectory” than other artists and that he intends to “make some significant changes, both from a business and creative standpoint, to be more inclusive,” has not yet taken control of his career as one of the world’s most prominent artists.
West canceled a concert last month at the same venue.
“The Los Angeles area and entertainment industry is built on diversity and the Museum is dedicated to fostering a diverse community and a diverse museum collection,” museum spokeswoman Karen Leal said in a statement following The New York Times report that the museum was trying to get the show canceled.
“We regret the concern and disappointment that this may cause for many people who make the Museum their home and hope to have a more amiable meeting with you soon to discuss the changes you would like to make,” Leal said in the statement.
West’s manager, Sean O’Neal, told USA TODAY that the rapper had not received a response from the museum’s general manager.
“I am beyond disappointed