With over 30,000 signatures, Toronto residents are outraged and want Kanye replaced by a Canadian artist. The petition states “Why was a local artist or group not chosen and supported, just as our local athletes are throughout the games?” Pitbull and Serena Ryder are the other acts set to close the show.
Two days ago the Toronto mayor spoke about the controversy surrounding Kanye West and said "I wish it would have been a Canadian artist. I also wish I'd known he wasn't Canadian. But you can't know everything."
Toronto mayor quotes “All I can focus on with Kanye West is who he is married to,” the mayor said. “I only know who his wife is, that’s all I know about him and now I know he’s an American, so there we go.”
When he was asked what he knows about Kim, he quotes “Just that she is part of that very colourful, interesting family and that she seems to pose in pictures that show off her ample posterior on a regular basis.”Some reactions to Kanye performing
so kanye west is coming to toronto, guess they have to open the skydome so his head will fit inside— Mark Rubello (@MarkRubello) July 15, 2015
Breaking: PanAm Games announce that Kanye's ego big enough to qualify him to use HOV lanes.— Will Murray (@Will__Murray) July 15, 2015
After saying he wished it was a Canadian performing, he apologized and posted this video to youtube. Which features the Mayor of Toronto John Tory listening to Kanye West and riding the subway
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I can't see this ending well