Kanye West called out for $40 HOT DOGS as outrageously overpriced ‘album listening party’ menu goes viral on Twitter
Kanye West has been criticized for selling overpriced snacks at his album listening party on Thursday night at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
A photo of an event menu with ‘Kanye West Listening Party’ written across it went viral on Tuesday, as it listed insanely priced food items including $40 ‘all beef kosher franks’ hot dogs, and $50 for chicken tenders.
Also on offer was $35 sweet and salty kettle corn, $65 for an assorted snack basket, and $45 cookies and brownies.
It is not clear if the menu’s pricing was changed for the event, but the official Mercedes-Benz Club website features much more reasonably priced items including a classic hot dog for $1.50, and a chicken Caesar salad for $7.
Going viral: This picture of the ‘Kanye West Listening Party’ Event Day Menu went viral with fans shocked at the extortionate prices on offer at the album listening party in Atlanta
Some fans came to West’s defense saying the prices were for multiple items, while another Twitter user noted there were more affordable options available.
‘I bought a full pizza at the event for like $15. Water and drinks were only $2. You could get snacks for much cheaper. This isn’t the ordinary stand,’ one fan wrote.
Meanwhile, the rapper kept his eager fans waiting almost two hours at the event, as he arrived late for his own album listening party.
Hungry: Kanye West has been criticized for selling overpriced snacks at his album listening party on Thursday night at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium
A packed crowd filled the event, held at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, only to see West, 44, appear late on the field to say ‘absolutely nothing’ as his tenth album began to play on speakers for 48 minutes, The Daily Beast reports.
USA Today also reported that the rapper ‘sometimes paced in a circle, sometimes trotted a few steps’ as the music played around him, after arriving onstage at 9:50pm, despite a scheduled 8pm start time.
His estranged wife Kim Kardashian, who filed for divorce from the musician in February this year, was also in attendance and was pictured with their children daughter North, eight, and son Saint, five, and sister Khloe.
Why are we waiting? Kanye’s estranged wife Kim Kardashian was seen in the audience with their daughter North for the listening party in Atlanta
Crowds: A packed crowd attended the event, held at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, only to see West, 44, appear late on the field to say ‘absolutely nothing’
Appearance: Reports said the rapper ‘sometimes paced in a circle, sometimes trotted a few steps’ as the music played around him
The Wall Street Journal picked up on West’s still movements, writing: ‘For much of the night, Mr. West remained relatively still atop a white tarp in the venue, though he also kneeled at times and danced at others.’
The review added: ‘Overall, Mr. West’s minimalist presentation conveyed a sense of isolation and melancholy.’
It was also noted that the use of smoke machines used to haze during the event – where the was a 71,000 seat capacity – made it difficult for some fans to catch a glimpse of West, who dressed in red with a balaclava-style net over his face.
Haze: Some fans in the nosebleed seats found it difficult to see the rapper because of the use of a smoke machine, according to reports
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