Kanye West abruptly stopped his concert when he heard the news.

By Annie Reuter

While some Kanye West fans were angered Sunday evening (October 2) when the singer cut his set short at New York’s inaugural Meadows Music Festival due to a “family emergency,” it turns out the rap superstar had valid reason to end his show. His wife, Kim Kardashian, was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room Sunday night.

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“Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room this evening, by two armed masked men dressed as police officers,” her spokesperson Ina Treciokas tells Billboard. “She is badly shaken but physically unharmed.”

The robbers took an estimated ten million dollars worth of jewelry, reports the BBC. The robbery happened around 3 a.m. local time in Paris at a luxury hotel behind the Madeleine Church.

That evening, West performed a shortened set in Queens. During his performance of “Heartless,” someone ran onstage and whispered in his ear. Moment’s later, he abruptly stopped performing. “I’m sorry, family emergency, I have to stop the show,” he said.

Kardashian was in Paris with her mother attending Paris Fashion Week. Police continue to investigate and are looking for five assailants in the robbery.


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