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Kanye West's opera started two hours late

Stop us if you've heard this one before, but Kanye West's latest grandiose project didn't exactly go off without a hitch.

His new opera, Nebuchadnezzer, which premiered at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night, started more than two hours late.

When the show finally began, it lasted for under an hour, with the title character apparently delivering most of his dialogue as guttural screams — which, to be fair, probably echoed the audience's feelings by then. Read more at the Los Angeles Times and New York Post.