Kanye West compares himself to Elvis as he moans about lack of gig bookings
In another of his off-the-wall social media rants, Kanye West compared himself to Elvis as he opened up about how hasn’t been “allowed” to perform in the last year.
Kanye West has compared himself to Elvis as he opened up about how hasn’t been “allowed” to perform in the last year.
The 46-year-old rapper, whose music and fashion careers have been in freefall since he launched into a series of anti-Semitic rants, told fans he is finding it impossible to book gigs.
After telling his 19 million followers in an Instagram video – which has now been deleted – about how he is having trouble booking arenas, he said: “And you know why that is.”
In a follow-up post, Kanye added: “I have not been allowed to perform in a year. Feels like the Elvis Presley movie.”
It appears he may have been referring to Elvis’ feeling of being trapped in one spot and being stopped from touring the world after he was booked into his endless Las Vegas residencies.
Kanye also said the only arena he’s been able to book for his tour is the United Center in his hometown of Chicago, adding: “We just sold out the United Center in seven minutes, and I just want to express to everybody out there to see if it’s anyone that can help with this.
“It’s the only arena that I had access to in the past year.
“And when I call, people say there are no avails for me and you know why that is.
“So if there’s anybody out there that can help with this, please do.”
Six hours later, Kanye was back on Instagram to say he had finally been given the go-ahead to book venues after all and shared a screengrab of a text from his booking manager, which said: “Crazy amount of non stop calls from all over the world. Will send new offers and avails tomorrow.”
Kanye – whose controversial rants have included comments about Adolf Hitler – also shared more texts appearing to show how representatives from other venues had got in touch about booking gigs.
The venues he is apparently interested in securing appeared to include the Petco Park in San Diego, California, SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, as well as several New York City spots and the Galaxy Arena in Hong Kong.