New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is hitting the 'Ye button. On Monday afternoon, the 55-year-old city leader tweeted at Kanye West to encourage and to help the Chicago artist to throw a block party benefitting the NYC youth.
On Sunday, organizers canceled the third day of the Governer's Ball Festival -- including Kanye West's set -- due to extreme weather. As a result, Kanye was free to make a special appearance at Summer Jam. Then, he tried to throw a 2 a.m. concert at Webster Hall and attempted to contact de Blasio about shutting down part of the street for a block party. The mayor was likely asleep when Yeezy hit him up originally, and, luckily, it seems de Blasio is open to working with him on this endeavor. View the tweet (complete with snapchat screenshot!) below.
It's been a big week for Kanye. On Friday, among a bevy of new releases from major artists, 'Ye might've won the day by dropping "Champions," the first single from Cruel Winter. 24 hours prior, 'Ye and ScHoolboy Q delivered the music video for "That Part." On that same day, information regarding the Yeezy Season 2 footwear lineup finally surfaced, and the adidas Yeezy Boost 750 Glow in the Dark got a release date -- June 11 at select retailers.
This isn't the first time de Blasio has popped up in hip-hop news. Last summer, he made an appearance on Ebro in the Morning to accept an apology from Russell Simmons after Uncle Rush called him a bitch. Then, in February of this year, de Blasio renamed part of Brooklyn's Sedgwick Avenue as Hip-Hop Boulevard.
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