Kanye West Cites "Family Emergency," Ends Concert Early

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Kanye West did not rant or rave while on stage Sunday night in Queens.

But the rapper still made headlines for something he did during his latest concert, and that something was this:

He ended the concert early.

Watch West do so here:

What could have prompted West to abruptly leave the stage?

Only a true "family emergency," which is what he told those in attendance.

As previously reported, Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint in her Paris Hotel room yesterday.

Numerous outlets have confirmed that armed criminals, posing at policemen, broke into Kim's room and taped her mouth shut.

They proceeded to steal numerous items of expensive jewelry, totally $4.5 million.

There were at least gunman involved in the incident and they bound and gagged Kim with handcuffs before using tape on her mouth and then putting her in the bathtub.  

According to TMZ insiders, Kardashian begged them to spare her life, telling them she had kids at home.

No matter what you think of Kim Kardashian, this is as frightening of an experience as we can imagine. She didn't deserve it.

After the robbers left, Kardashian reportedly broke free from her restrains and called for help. She was understandably shaken up, but is doing fine physically.

Kim Kardashian at Fashion Week

Kanye, meanwhile, was in the middle of performing "Heartless" when he learned what happened.

To the rapper's credit, he stopped immediately and told the crowd that he had to leave.

The announcement and departure was caught on camera by many members of the audience, who shared the surprising video to social media.

They later shared their reactions to Kanye's decision, with the supportive voices fortunately outnumbering the misguided critics.

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"I'm sorry, there's a family emergency. I have to stop the show," West said before doing just that.

We can understand people reacting in dismay and disappointment, but not after they learned exactly why Kanye left.

At least we hope not.

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According to a quote from one of the star's spokespeople in an article on CNN, Kim is "badly shaken but physically unharmed."

That's good to hear at least.

No matter what you think of Kim Kardashian, no matter how much disdain you have for her and her family, you're basically need to be less than human not to sympathize with her in this case.

Kardashian was put in handcuffs and thrown in a bathtub by armed robbers in a foreign country.

We can't imagine what she must have been thinking at the time and we hope she's truly okay.

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