Houston Police Shut Down Kanye West’s ‘New Slaves’ Screening

Whatever Kanye West wanted to happen Friday night in Houston — didn’t.

The superstar rapper’s plan was to project a new song and visual on the Rothko Chapel, the Central Library downtown and the George Bush Monument. He announced it earlier in the day via Twitter.

Houston police shut down the “Yeezus” revival at Rothko. Despite an upbeat, respectful crowd, they pulled several cars onto the grass, flashed lights and sirens and demanded everyone leave or face arrest for trespassing.

Folks slowly dispersed when it was clear this wasn’t part of the show.

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