*Kanye West held a listening party in Wyoming last weekend and invited some of his friends in the industry to celebrate his “Ye” album. But the neighbors weren’t fans of the noise, and now Kanye’s event will reportedly be the last rap gathering at the ranch.
The Blast spoke with Jane Golliher, who owns and operates the Diamond Cross Ranch in Moran, Wyoming. She says hosting Kanye’s party was great exposure for the business, but admits it was the “most confusing” event they’ve ever handled.
Golliher says Kanye’s party planners originally had the party set for inside, but they kept changing the plans “every 30 minutes” and the location ended up being outside where the loud rap music triggered complaints from the neighbors.
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According to reports, Teton County has a strict noise ordinance which prohibits residents from making loud noises after 10 p.m. — but Kanye began hosting the event outside on the grounds of the property at 9:30 p.m. local time. Golliher had to send employees to her neighbors’ homes to smooth things over to avoid complaints with the county.
Golliher says she has no beef with Kanye but feels misled by the details of the event. She also says Yeezy’s team made it clear that he does whatever he wants.
Going forward, Golliher makes it clear that there will be “no more rappers” at the ranch. However, she is open to doing an event with “good music,” and probably only a “day concert.”
She also admits to severely undercharging Kanye for his listening party, and in retrospect says she should have charged (TMZ and E!, who reportedly covered the cost of the event) $50,000.