Dodger Stadium was a great place to be on Wednesday night — for everyone except Mets fans and Kanye West. The rapper and new dad, who welcomed daughter North with Kim Kardashian in June, took a break from diaper duty to enjoy a baseball game in L.A. on Aug. 14, and according to Twitter, the reception from the crowd was not a warm one
“Kanye West was just shown on the jumbotron at Dodger Stadium and booed,” ESPN writer Arash Markazi tweeted of the star, who was accompanied by pals including Kim’s brother Rob Kardashian. A short time later, Markazi noted that the rapper’s seats had been upgraded. “Kanye West just got moved to second row seats near the Mets dugout. #KanyeWatch,” he shared.
Markazi also took note of other celebs in attendance at the game — as well as the difference in the crowd’s reaction to them. “[Retired NBA player] Robert Horry is at the Dodgers game and gets a loud ovation. Sorry, Kanye,” he tweeted. Then, a half hour later: “Robin Thicke is at the Dodgers game too and gets a loud ovation.”
West, for his part, was a good sport about the boos. He seemed to be having fun with his friends and was even spotted grinning and laughing when the little girl next to his group stood up and rocked an air guitar.
“Dodger game with the fellas,” Kardashian tweeted from the stadium, along with an Instagram snapshot of a Dodgers jersey with the name “West” printed on the back. (West was not wearing the jersey; he rocked a chambray button-down over a black T-shirt and gold chain.)
Some people joked that the hip hop star’s presence at the game was bad luck, especially when the red-hot Dodgers fell behind. “If the Dodgers, down 4-0 in 3rd inning, lose, you know I’m pulling the 0-1 when Kanye West is in the house card,” Markazi tweeted an hour into the game. However, the team later won in extra innings.