Kanye West Chided for Using Cellphone During 'Cher Show'

Playing Kanye West Apologizes for Being on His Phone During Cher’s New Musical

The stars turned out in droves Monday evening for the new Broadway musical based on the life of Cher. 

Among them? Cher superfan Kim Kardashian and her husband, Kanye West. “I'm so excited! When I heard she was having her debut tonight, I thought, 'I’m gonna have to come!'” she told reporters on the red carpet.

West ended up attracted some attention of his own during the show, however, when actor Jarrod Spector, who plays Sonny Bono in "The Cher Show," spotted the rapper on his phone.

Later, Spector decided to call West out: “hey @kanyewest so cool that you're here at @thechershow! If you look up from your cell phone you'll see we're doing a show up here. It's opening night. Kind of a big deal for us. Thanks so much.”

Word got back to West, who responded after the show. “Please pardon my lack of etiquette. We have so much appreciation for the energy you guys put into making this masterpiece,” he said. 

The incident didn't dampen Cher's joy at seeing her life played out on Broadway.

“It’s strange and amazing,” she told Inside Edition about having her story hit the Great White Way. 

The pop icon said fans will not be disappointed, telling Reuters, “I only stepped in a couple of times about the music but I think they picked the right music.” 

Cher even came out during the encore to sing with the cast. 

On Tuesday afternoon, Kardashian tweeted her love for the show and encouraged her fans to go check it out. 

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