Kanye West

Kanye West

Kanye West has postponed a string of tour dates after his wife Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint.

The 'Stronger' rapper cut short his headline set at the Meadows Music & Arts Festival in New York after learning what had happened to his spouse in Paris in the early hours of Monday (03.10.16) morning, and he has now delayed a number of concerts in order to be around to support the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star.

Kanye had been due to perform in Philadelphia on Tuesday (04.10.16) evening and Detroit on Thursday (06.10.16), but the shows will now take place in December.

Promoters Live Nation said in a statement: "Due to family concerns, this week's Philadelphia and Detroit dates on the Saint Pablo Tour have been rescheduled.The Philadelphia show will take place on December 13th and the Detroit show on December 22nd."

A show scheduled for Friday (07.10.16) in Chicago will still go ahead.

The 39-year-old rapper is said to be feeling "helpless" following the robbery, which saw Kim tied up and locked in her bathroom while thieves made off with millions of dollars worth of jewellery and two iPhones.

A source told People magazine: "Kanye says that it has been one of the hardest days of his life, that he feels helpless.

"This is a guy who isn't used to feeling helpless at all. He's usually in control. And now he realises that he could have lost her, and there wasn't a thing he could do about it."

Hours after the terrifying ordeal, which left her "badly shaken" but unhurt, Kim flew out of Paris with her mother Kris Jenner and her boyfriend Corey Gamble, to be with Kanye - the father of her kids North, three, and Saint, nine months - in New York.

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