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Kanye West Treats The Staff at the Mercer Hotel with Tickets to His Concert

Where: 147 Mercer St. [map], New York, NY, United States, 10012
November 9, 2011 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

Back in June, we learned that rapper Kanye West had moved into one of our fave NYC hotels, The Mercer Hotel in Soho while his apartment was getting renovated.

The Mercer already holds a special place in Kanye's heart because last February, he rented a floor at the hotel and turned it into a recording studio where him and Jay-Z recorded their new album, Watch The Throne.

But lest you think that Kanye West is an a-hole, celebrity guest, partying all night and demanding free rooms for himself and his entourage, a staffer from the hotel emailed HotelChatter detailing Kanye's recent random act of hotel kindness:

I work at the Mercer Hotel in Soho. On Sunday evening, Kanye West chartered a party bus to take our entire staff to the Izod Center in New Jersey for his concert with Jay-Z. We were all provided with complimentary tickets and Kanye personally thanked each team member for attending. The seats were amazing and he was such a gentleman.

I always read nasty remarks about Kanye, and thought it would be nice for people to hear that he can be a good guy too. In my history of working at the Mercer, we've never had such a generous celebrity guest.

Hear that, Taylor Swift? Kanye can be a nice guy too. Now we just have to wonder, who was filling in for all the staffers that went to the concert? And we bet the folks who came in on the Monday morning shift were pissssed.

Catch Kanye and Jay-Z when they swing through New Jersey again in Atlantic City on November 19!

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