'Does someone have Kanye's number?' the New York City mayor asks
Sunday, organizers canceled the third day of New York’s Governors Ball festival — and Kanye West’s headlining set along with it — due to inclement weather. The 38-year-old MC responded by trying and failing to stage a gig early Monday morning at Manhattan’s Webster Hall. Now, Mayor Bill de Blasio has weighed in on the night’s chaotic events.
“Great block parties are planned,” de Blasio wrote in a tweet directed at West and Kim Kardashian. “[My wife Chirlane McCray] and I can throw one w/ you to benefit NYC kids.” De Blasio also attached a photo with Snapchat’s signature font — saying “Does someone have Kanye’s number?” — and a loudspeaker emoji, mimicking a Snapchat video Kardashian shared early Monday that showed her husband trying to contact the mayor so he could shut down part of the block to accommodate the large crowd that had gathered outside Webster Hall.
One would imagine West would be on board with de Blasio’s proposition. “We’re going to teach our kids that they can be someone,” West said during a memorable speech he gave at last year’s VMAs. “We’re going to teach our kids that they can stand up for themselves. We’re going to teach our kids to believe in themselves.”