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Kanye West bolts NY stage after Kim Kardashian held up in Paris

Alex Johnson and Hasani Gittens
Kanye West cuts concert short after Kim Kardashian was robbed

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian was held up by armed men in her hotel room Sunday evening in Paris, a spokeswoman told NBC News. Her husband, Kanye West, abruptly walked off the stage during a New York concert, leaving hundreds of fans bewildered and unhappy.

Kardashian, who's in France for Paris Fashion Week, was "badly shaken but physically unharmed," the spokeswoman said.

West, 39, was performing his hit "Heartless" when he learned of the holdup Sunday night during the star-packed Meadows Music and Arts Festival at CitiField in Queens. He stopped, said he'd had a "family emergency" and walked off.

West had performed most of his biggest hits when he left, and the festival's organizers, Founders Entertainment LLC, thanked him for "the great show he put on for fans to close out the inaugural Meadows Festival."

"Our thoughts are with West and his family," they said.

But many in the crowd left unhappy. Shouts of "Of course!" "So Kanye!" and "I want my money back!" could be heard in the audience.

"The crowd just stood there in shock," Mike Kravchenko, a 17-year-old from Long Island who captured the moment on cellphone video, told NBC News. "Most people didn't believe it and thought it was an act."

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