Kim Kardashian tours Armenia, Kanye West jumps in lake during surprise concert
A visit with the Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan
Over the weekend, one of the most famous women on the planet right now – Kim Kardashian – who boasts a whopping 29.8 million followers on Instagram, visited Armenia, to reconnect with her roots, with her family in tow. Kardashian shared an image with her almost 30-million-strong fan base, of her husband Kanye West and daughter North West with the caption: "My husband and daughter came to Armenia as well to see my heritage and learn about my acestors. My cousins came along too. So excited I can't sleep!"
The Kardashian-West clan paid their respects at the genocide museum, laying flowers in what Kim noted was "an emotional day." Later, the 34-year-old mother of one, together with her sister Khloe and two cousins, Kourtni and Kara, visited the Prime Minister of Armenia, Hovik Abrahamyan (pictured at very top.) The Prime Minister was said to have praised the women, expressing pride for the Kardashian family and saying that he was grateful that they have not forgotten their roots.
Kanye West was clearly so inspired by the trip that he decided to put on a surprise concert, which he announced via social media. Thousands turned up to watch West perform, and the rapper became so passionate during the pop-up gig that he jumped into the nearby lake, which they resulted in a security issue as fans climbed in to see him. The gig was then shut down. But it didn't dampen the trip, as Kim posted a visual of the performance with the caption: "What a crazy night! Kanye wakes me up and says he's doing a free concert in Yerevan, Armenia. I throw on sweats and we head out. Thousands of people were there. Kanye jumped in Swan Lake to be closer to the crowd on the other side and so many people jumped in too. It was such an exciting, crazy night. So happy I got to rock out with everyone in Armenia on our last night here!"
Take a look at the concert, which was broadcast live on Armenia TV in the video link below – jump to the 45:55 minute mark to see West's performance, and 1:03:40 to see him jump into the lake.
What a crazy night! Kanye wakes me up & says he's doing a free concert in Yerevan, Armenia! I throw on sweats & we head out! Thousands of people were there! Kanye jumped in swan lake to be closer to the crowd on the other side & so many people jumped in too! It was such an exciting crazy night! So happy I got to rock out with everyone in Armenia on our last night here!!!! #EpicNight #ArmenianPride