It turns out reports that Kanye West had a "meltdown" backstage at "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend were not greatly exaggerated.
Page Six reported on Monday that moments before he was scheduled to perform live, West threatened to walk. Producer Lorne Michaels had to try to reason with the performer to stay.
On Wednesday, the website backed up their claims with an audio recording of West yelling that the show's staffers moved his stage without asking him.
"I'm bummed. That and Taylor Swift, fake ass," West can be heard saying, likely referring to the fact Swift's publicist denied his claims Swift approved his lyric, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous."
He continued, "Now I ain't gonna do this, we're breaking the motherfucking Internet. I went through six years of this fucking shit. Let's get to it, bro."
The 38-year-old is then heard saying that he's 50 percent 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," West continued to rant.
Despite his threats, West ended up performing on the show and even stuck around to have a rap battle with Kyle Mooney in one of the night's best skits. Since this weekend, West has spent the majority of his time tweeting about anything and everything. Something tells us he'll have something to say about this too.
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