Like anything reported by The New York Post‘s Page Six, you had to take their recent story about Kanye wilding out backstage at Saturday Night Live with a big grain of salt. The gossip rag is notoriously conservative and anti-Rap and they fall all over themselves to print anything that could potentially embarrass people they don’t like. But it looks like they got this one somewhat right, even if they did exaggerate it a bit.
As you’ll hear on the newly released audio below, Kanye did in fact spaz a bit behind the scenes, but it’s not really anywhere near as crazy as they made it out be. If this was somebody else? Yeah, maybe it would be a big deal. But for anybody who has sat through one of Ye’s patented “rants” this is light work.
The beef apparently stemmed from last minute changes the crew made to Kanye’s stage set-up.
“Are they f—–g crazy? Whoa by 50 percent [I am more influential than] Stanley Kubrick, Picasso, Apostle Paul, f—–g Picasso and Escobar. By 50 percent more influential than any other human being. Don’t f–k with me. Don’t f–k with me. Don’t f–k with me. By 50 percent dead or alive, by 50 percent for the next 1,000 years. Stanley Kubrick, ‘Ye.”
See what I mean? Classic Ye.
UPDATED: TMZ’s sources say Ye didn’t actually say any of this to SNL staffers, he was just talking to his own crew, but who knows. He got awfully loud at one point and somebody must have recorded and leaked it. In any event, I slightly changed my title to reflect this.
Previously: Kanye’s The Life of Pablo Production Credits