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Kanye West apologizes for using cellphone during 'The Cher Show'

A cast member had called out the rapper for his rude behavior at the musical's opening-night performance.

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West attend the

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West attend the opening night of  "The Cher Show" on Broadway in Manhattan Monday. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Dominik Bindl

Kanye West apologized to the cast of "The Cher Show" on Monday night, after he was caught paying more attention to his phone than the show. West, 41, attended opening night with his wife, Kim Kardashian West, 38, who has a serious fan crush on the singer, even dressing up in homage to the star when she attended her Las Vegas concert earlier this year.

Apparently all those Bob Mackie sequins weren't enough to capture West's attention, and his poor behavior did not escape the attention of the cast. Before the show was even over, Jarrod Spector, who plays Sonny Bono, took to Twitter to criticize the rapper. “Hey @KanyeWest so cool that you’re here @TheCherShow!" he tweeted. "If you look up from your cellphone you’ll see we’re doing a show up here. It’s opening night. Kind of a big deal for us. Thanks so much."

The real shocker was West's mea culpa. Later in the evening he responded with his own tweet: “the dynamics of Cher and Sonny’s relationship made Kim and I grab each other’s hand and sing ‘I got you babe' please pardon my lack of etiquette. We have so much appreciation for the energy you guys put into making this master piece.”

Cher, 72, one of the producers of the show, didn't seem fazed by all the drama. After Monday's performance, the performer tweeted: "EVERY ONE IN CAST OF 'CHER SHOW' = AS GOOD AS IT GETS."

It’s not the first time the "Cher" cast has been distracted by audience members and their phones. Last week during a preview performance, Stephanie J. Block, one of three actresses playing Cher in the show, noticed someone near the front taking video. Without missing a beat, she waited for a break in the song and politely asked him to cut it out. “I even said please," she tweeted.

Meanwhile Kim Kardashian West told "Entertainment Tonight" that her husband was just "on his phone taking notes." And she added that "he definitely wanted to apologize for being on his phone because he's like, 'I get it, I'm a performer and I love people when they are in the moment.' But he was, like, taking stage notes and taking things in his phone, so I get it. He was like, 'I'm going to work on my etiquette.' But he loved the show."

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