Kanye West Caused Frenzy in New York with a 'Secret Gig' That Didn't Actually Happen

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Kanye West performs onstage with A$AP Rocky during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, April 15, 2016. The rapper's fans clamored to a "secret gig" in New York in the early hours of Monday morning. Frazer Harrison/Getty

Kanye West caused frenzy in the streets of New York early Monday morning by teasing a secret gig that was then apparently canceled.

Droves of fans huddled outside concert venue Webster Hall in the East Village as rumors swirled of a concert to make up for a canceled performance at the Governors Ball music festival Sunday. West was due to headline the closing day of the event but organizers abruptly shuttered the festival due to "extreme weather."

Billboard reported "near-riot" conditions outside Webster Hall for the secret gig in the early hours. Social media accounts of the scene suggest the crowd brought traffic to a standstill:

Absolute madness at Webster Hall. 1:30 AM. Kanye West "secret" show. pic.twitter.com/oc8WOAYLtF

— Drew (@ndrewdonnelly) June 6, 2016

Kanye show causing chaos out here at Webster Hall. pic.twitter.com/Vowqwa7P9s

— Pigeons & Planes (@PigsAndPlans) June 6, 2016

However, the official Webster Hall Twitter account said there was no late concert planned as fans continued to flock to the venue at 2 a.m.

There is no late show at Webster Hall tonight. Please get home safely.

— Webster Hall (@WebsterHall) June 6, 2016

Just an hour before the concert's planned start-time, West tweeted the show was "sold out," although he was vague on the exact venue.

After the Governors Ball was canceled, West did his best to appease disappointed fans with a surprise appearance at Hot 97's Summer Jam event on Sunday evening.

The rapper joined artists signed to his G.O.O.D. Music record label onstage for an impromptu set:

#GOODMusic definitely in the buidlin!

Watch Kanye and G.O.O.D. Music perform at #SummerJam on 👻: fadersnaps pic.twitter.com/lQndbFPqHE

— The FADER (@thefader) June 6, 2016