I think Yeezy‘s seriously losing it.
Kanye West threw an epic tantrum behind the scenes of Ã¢â¬ÅSaturday Night Live,Ã¢â¬Â so much so that he threatened to walk outta there and not perform. In fact, Lorne Michaels himself plus Kim Kardashian had to reason with the Ã¢â¬ÅRunawayÃ¢â¬Â rapper to keep him from bolting. Here’s the story:
Ã¢â¬ÅJust moments leading into the live show, and during the live show, Kanye had a meltdown and threatened to walk off,Ã¢â¬Â said a source familiar with the scene.
Multiple sources told us that Kanye suddenly decided he wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t happy with the Ã¢â¬ÅSNLÃ¢â¬Â set for his musical appearance, which included a video screen and not much else.
Ã¢â¬ÅIt had something to do with the set,Ã¢â¬Â said a source. Ã¢â¬ÅKim, who was in the audience with Kylie Jenner, had to come down.ÃÂ Lorne had to personally talk to Kanye. There were a few really tense minutesÃ¢â¬Â when it looked like West was walking, leaving the live NBC show in the lurch.
Another source added of West: Ã¢â¬ÅHe freaked out about how the set was arranged. He was saying heÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Ëthe greatest artist.Ã¢â¬â¢ HeÃ¢â¬â¢s having regular meltdowns. EveryoneÃ¢â¬â¢s walking on eggshells around him. HeÃ¢â¬â¢s under a lot of stress between the new album and the fashion line.Ã¢â¬Â
Michaels, the first source said, was Ã¢â¬Åeerily calmÃ¢â¬Â through the incident. Ã¢â¬ÅI guess after 41 years of doing this, heÃ¢â¬â¢s used to it.Ã¢â¬Â
Other staffers were prepping for the worst. Ã¢â¬ÅThey were like, Ã¢â¬ËIf this happens, and he walks, what are we going to do?Ã¢â¬â¢Ã¢â¬Â
After the Ã¢â¬Åartistic differences,Ã¢â¬Â Kanye finally deigned to stay and perform.
In other unhinged behavior, after tweeting he was $53 million in debt this week, Kanye begged, Ã¢â¬ÅMark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas.Ã¢â¬Â He then declared of himself on Monday, in the third person, Ã¢â¬ÅHe is the greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time,Ã¢â¬Â and tweeted at Google co-founder Larry Page, Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢m down for your help too.Ã¢â¬Â
(Via Page Six)
Close call, SNL. I hear his performance was pretty tight, but I think all this diva stuff is going to get old, fast. Unless this album is genius. Who knows?
Will you listen to “The Life Of Pablo?”