Published Feb 17, 2016Well, the rumours were true: Kanye West had one serious hissy fit before he performed on Saturday Night Live last weekend. In fact, you can now hear some sleuthed-up audio evidence for yourself.
The folks over at the Page Six have uncovered audio of Ye totally losing his shit backstage at SNL. Is it ugly? Yes. Is it entertaining as hell? Definitely.
Down below you can listen to baby Kanye go all hothead crazy, saying he's "50 percent more influential" than — get this — Stanley Kubrick, Pablo Picasso, Pablo Escobar and Paul the Apostle, and that last dude was handpicked by Christ to deliver the gospel! Oh and Taylor Swift? She's a total "fake ass."
A transcript of some of the rant reads: "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."
Apparently, Kanye also repeatedly called the SNL staff "white motherfuckers" — something a rep for Kanye confirmed to be true to Page Six.
Hear it all go down below and try to maybe forget about all this the next time you play your illegally downloaded copy of The Life of Pablo.