It certainly set a mood when Kanye West chose the Diamond Cross Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming as the scene for the launch party of his latest album, ye.
But while that mood worked for Kanye — whose album is currently No. 1 on the Billboard 200 — it did not work out so well for Jackson Hole.
In fact, the rather reclusive ranch, which is where Kanye also created the album, has since instituted a “no more rappers” policy.
Ranch owner Jane Golliher informed TheBlast that, while the party did offer them great exposure, it was the “most confusing” event they had ever hosted, and Kanye’s famous high-maintenance tendencies were tough to handle.
Golliher said Kanye would change his mind about details “every 30 minutes,” and while the event was originally planned to be inside, he decided at the last minute to take the party outside where “the sound was so loud” neighbours sent immediate noise complaints.
The event was originally meant to wrap up by 10 p.m., but it didn’t start until 9:30 p.m. In true high-school fashion, Golliher added that her husband threatened to cut the power at midnight if the party wasn’t shut down.
She did say, however, that she has no problem with Kanye, and the planners were “amazing” to work, though she did feel she undercharged for the whole shebang, and was generally “misled” on event details, chalking up the chaos to everyone being from “California and L.A.”
Golliher concluded that while she’s nixing rappers from the ranch, she is open to doing future events with “good music,” but probably only a “day concert.”