Kanye West mobbed by fans after jumping into lake in Armenia

(REUTERS) - American rapper Kanye West tried to walk on water in Armenia in the early hours of Monday (April 13) morning after jumping into a lake.

Towards the end of a free concert he was performing in Yerevan, West decided to dive into the city's Swan Lake and dozens of his fans followed suit.

Before jumping in Kanye announced: "Over there, can y'all see me over there? We're going to do something different right now. Like, like, like we always do it this time!"

Authorities and West's security quickly moved in to extricate him from the water after fans crowded around him.

West's wife Kim Kardashian had promoted the free concert on her Twitter feed and said: "Thousands of people were there! Kanye jumped in swan lake to be closer to the crowd on the other side & so many people jumped in too!"

She added later: "Such an exciting crazy night! So happy I got to rock out with everyone in Armenia on our last night here!!!! #EpicNight #ArmenianPride"