Wyoming Ranch Bans Rappers Following Kanye West's Listening Party, Will Only Allow Artists That Make 'Good Music'

Kanye West’s listening party for his latest album went down in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where Kanye has spent the better part of the last two years.

After ‘Ye and his guests rocked the house field, Diamond Cross Ranch says that they won’t be hosting any more rappers due to the many noise complaints.

via Complex:

According to The Blast, Jane Golliher and her husband want “no more rappers” in Wyoming. In the Diamond Cross Ranch owner’s mind, the disturbance that was Kanye’s listening session was due to everyone being from “California and L.A.,” which presumably caused them to exceed the 80-decibel limit by 40 extra decibels. Golliher says she’s open to hosting a “day concert” in the future instead, and only by an artist who makes “good music.”

Golliher revealed that she charged $50,000 for the right to hold a party there, and that in hindsight, she should’ve asked for more. She also pointed out that Kanye’s organizers and staff were wonderful, but that she wasn’t fully informed as to what to expect. His team apparently told her that Kanye does whatever he wants. On top of that, with plans initially held for an indoor session, Kanye changed his mind “every 30 minutes,” which offered Golliher a strong “learning curve” in terms of hosting music events.

While the party was supposed to end by 10 p.m., ‘Ye didn’t even start the proceedings until 9.30 p.m. That, in addition to the excessive noise, almost caused Golliher’s husband to cut the power and shut the whole event down. Fortunately for those of us who live-streamed the event—and, of course, everyone in attendance—that didn’t happen.

Golliher claims her neighbors in the other surrounding lodges complained about the noise almost immediately, and that she had to send staff to each lodge to persuade everyone to not complain to Teton County officials. 

In the end, it was the “most confusing” event Golliher had ever witnessed on her property. 

Despite the underlying racism in what these ranch owners are saying, we almost wish they would’ve shut it down. It could’ve served as a nice reminder to Kanye that racism and prejudice don’t care about money.

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