Kanye West was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this past weekend and while to most watching, his performance went off without a hitch; but that wasn’t the case backstage. PageSix obtained audio of West’s meltdown backstage prior to his performance. The rapper was apparently upset because they had removed special flooring 30 minutes prior to his set without checking with him first.
In the audio clip he can be heard calling Taylor Swift a “fake a**” before going on to proclaim that “by 50 percent” he’s more influential than any other human being including the likes of Stanley Kubrick, Pablo Picasso, St. Paul the Apostle, and even Pablo Escobar.
West was ready to walk out, but Lorne Michaels was able to calm him down. Ye was spotted arriving in LAX yesterday where he was all smiles and appeared unbothered by the leaked audio.
Listen to Ye deliver his rant in the way only he can below.