Kanye West has made the headlines again — but this time it’s not for weird late night rants, his political stance, or his insightful thoughts on slavery. West has recently been blasted on social media for causing a small disruption during the new Broadway musical “The Cher Show.”
West was apparently paying too much attention to his phone during opening night of the Broadway show that prompted one of the musical’s performers to address him directly.
Jarrod Spector, who plays Sonny Bono in the production, politely called West out on Twitter. “Hey @kanyewest so cool that you’re here at @TheCherShow!” he wrote. “If you look up from your cell phone you’ll see we’re doing a show up here. It’s opening night. Kind of a big deal for us. Thanks so much.”
The rapper isn’t the first audience member to get called out for having his cellphone out during a show. In 2015, Madonna earned was called out by Lin-Manuel Miranda and several “Hamilton” performers after she was spotted with her phone in the audience of an off-Broadway production.
Later that year, Patti LuPone famously confiscated a woman’s phone while performing in the off-Broadway play “Shows for Days.”
West attended “The Cher Show” the with his wife, Kim Kardashian West, who is a huge fan of Cher. After being called out by Spector, the rapper later apologized for his “lack of etiquette.”
A representative for the rapper told the “New York Times” that he had been using his cellphone to “take notes” and that West “loved the show and was incredibly impressed by the production.”
By: Maytinee Kramer