Kanye West gig stopped by police after rapper jumps into lake in Armenia

The rapper was soon mobbed by excited fans at the free gig in Yereven

Jess Denham
Monday 13 April 2015 14:35 BST
Kanye West was mobbed in Armenia after jumping into a lake
Kanye West was mobbed in Armenia after jumping into a lake (Getty Images)

Kanye West has had to be rescued by police after attempting to walk on water.

The US rapper was playing a free gig in Yereven, Armenia when he jumped into a lake, only for hoardes of fans to follow him in.

“Over there, can y’all see me over there? We’re going to do something different right now, like, like, like we always do it this time!,” West yelled to the crowd, before dramatically heading into a shallow part of Swan Lake in Yerevan while performing “Good Life”.

Photographers were among those wading into the water to snap the scrum but police soon ran in to stop the gig and take him out.

Fifteen minutes passed with fans loudly chanting West’s name before people began leaving. The “All Day” singer had made it through six songs in 45 minutes, including “All of the Lights” and “Stronger”.

West’s reality TV star wife Kim Kardashian, who is of Armenian descent, soon tweeted about the stunt, excitedly praising her husband for a “crazy night”.

“Thousands of people were there!” she wrote to her 31 million followers. “Kanye jumped in Swan Lake to be closer to the crowd on the other side and so many people jumped in too!”

Unsurprisingly given the bags of ‘Yeezus’ air on sale a few months ago, ‘Kanye’s water from Swan Lake’ is already being sold on social media (hopefully this is a joke, but you never can be sure).

A new demo from West featuring Rihanna emerged online over the weekend. “Midas Touch” is expected to appear on their upcoming albums So Help Me God and R8.

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