Kanye West’s SNL Rant Recording Released
Reportedly, Kanye had a specific set plan for his performance, which he had rehearsed with. But 30 minutes before showtime, production began to dismantle and scale back his set, without asking or notifying him. Naturally…’Ye was a bit upset. The result? A very Kanye rant about how sick he is of the disrespect he receives as an influential figure and an artist — and a side swipe at Taylor Swift’s fakeness. Take a listen:
PageSix is reporting that Kanye made all sorts of other sideways comments to and about the staff members during the incident, but a source close to ‘Ye’s camp is revealing to BOSSIP exclusively what really went down.
As we mentioned before, the stage design that Kanye had approved and practiced with was changed without his permission or notice. Apparently the reflective flooring was catching the studio lights and clashing with the effect of the LED screen, so the lighting director made the change without any approval shortly before showtime.
Understandably, Kanye was completely blindsided by the changes and upset after working hard on his performance all day. Kanye vented in a private moment with his team — a portion of which we hear (secretly) recorded here. He never once ranted to or yelled at any staff or producers. In fact, he was seen hugging Lorne Michaels just before the show’s goodnights, he stayed afte the show to chat with the staff and cast, and even thanked the producers on his way out of the door for the evening.
Welp…that scenario would piss any performer off, honestly. But of course since it’s Kanye and he’s obviously been on one for the last few days, people are blowing it up into way more…
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