Kanye West is a crazy, busy this week. Operative word;
He has released a new album, debuted a Yeezy Season 3 fashion collection at Madison Square Garden, performed on SNL and all but declared banckruptcy, and the week isn’t over yet. In an audio clip obtained by Page Six, Kanye can be heard repeatedly yelling at SNL staff,
“Don’t fuck with me! Are they fucking crazy? Whoa by 50 percent [I am more influential than] Stanley Kubrick, Picasso, Apostle Paul, fucking Picasso and Escobar. By 50 percent more influential than any other human being. Don’t fuck with me. Don’t fuck with me. Don’t fuck with me. By 50 percent dead or alive, by 50 percent for the next 1,000 years. Stanley Kubrick, ‘Ye.”
Yeezy went on a bizarre tirade just minutes before SNL‘s live show hosted by Melissa McCarthy. Kanye was apparently upset that staffers ripped up some shiny flooring from his set because it was reflecting the stage lights, creating a confusing effect with the video wall behind him. He can be heard yelling,
“Look at that shit they took my fucking stage off’a SNL without asking me. I am bummed… If I am going to do this we are breaking the motherfucking internet.”
Sources told The Post that SNL boss Lorne Michaels had to reason with the Kanye to keep him from leaving,
“It was like he was having an emotional breakdown. He was calling the crew ‘white motherfuckers’ and then said he was going to walk out. The only thing that stopped him from actually leaving right then was that nobody had access to the freight elevator. If he’d walked out on the live show, it would have been a disaster. And the whole meltdown was just because of the floor.
Right before he was about to go on live television they took his stage apart. Like any artist, he’s a perfectionist, and wanted his performance to be right. Of course he was upset.”
SNL’s Aidy Bryant Bryant told host Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live! this week that the rapper tried to pull up Kim Kardashian, on stage during the dress rehearsal, despite her unwillingness,
“At dress rehearsal, he brought Kim up on stage for goodnights, and she was, kind of, like, nervous, like, ‘Why am I here? This is not my show, I shouldn’t be up here,’…and then she went and stood down weirdly in front of the audience. … She was up there in her floor-length fur coat.“
Another source says Kardashian was absolutely not at the dress rehearsal.
Kanye has been on the receiving end of plenty of negative press recently, thanks to his bizarre Twitter rants. Kanye’s controversial track, Famous, off the new album, The Life of Pablo, in which he takes credit for Taylor Swift success’s success, rapping,
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. I made that bitch famous.“
Taylor hit back Sunday night in her Grammys acceptance speech saying,
“There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame…But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you…you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there.”
Is it all by design or is Kanye now seriously unhinged. (Me, I think he’s crazy –like a fox. And an egomanical asshole.) Tell us what you think on our Facebook page.
(via Page Six)