Kanye West is making headlines. Today, audio surfaced of him yelling backstage before his Saturday Night Live (SNL) performance. According to Page Six, West was recorded unknowingly yelling at a SNL staff member who took apart his stage,
Don’t f–k with me …. Look at that shit, they took my f—ing stage off of SNL without asking me. Now I’m bummed. That and Taylor Swift fake ass.
Now I ain’t gonna do this, we breaking the motherf–king Internet. I went through six years of this f—ing shit. Let’s get to it, bro.
Listen to the audio below.
Kanye has yet to comment on Twitter about the leak. However, a source close to Kanye tells Billboard,
He did not yell at SNL staff. This audio was secretly recorded while he was venting his frustration in a private moment with his team. He found out his stage design was changed and taken apart under the direction of the show’s lighting director without anyone’s approval. He had spent an entire day rehearsing and a lot of hard work into the performance. Dramatic set changes were made 30 minutes before going live. It should be understandable why he was upset after being completely blindsided. Kanye was seen hugging Lorne Michaels just before the goodnights and he stayed afterwards to chat with the staff and the cast, and thanked the producers on his way out the door.
[Page Six, Billboard]