Shortly before performing on Saturday Night Live last weekend, Kanye West went into a rage over last-minute changes to his stage. The meltdown, first reported by Page Six earlier this week, has now leaked online.
In exclusive audio obtained by Page Six, the rapper/designer is heard yelling at various points, in one instance, stating he’s more influential than Stanley Kubrick, Pablo Picasso, and Paul the Apostle.

Are they f—–g crazy? Whoa by 50 percent [I am more influential than] Stanley Kubrick, Picasso, Apostle Paul, f—–g Picasso and Escobar,” says an angry West. “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.”
In the explicit rant, Kanye is also heard yelling “Don’t f–k with me,” various times before bringing up Taylor Swift, who he calls a “fake ass.”
The problem began when the original stage Kanye had was taken apart. A source tells Page Six that SNL boss Lorne Michaels had to reason with Kanye, stopping him from leaving the show without performing. After calming down, West decided to stay and go ahead with the performance. TMZ reports that ‘Ye was yelling at his own personal team and not SNL staff.
Note from Miss Info: We’ve gotten much from Kanye’s history of legendary meltdowns. At their best, they’ve actually moved leaders to their deepest moments of discomfort (“George Bush doesn’t care about black people…”) and at their worst, they’ve spazzed over stupid slang misunderstandings (“KK”) and resulted in slander against Amber and Wiz’s toddler. So I appreciate that he actually makes them because we get a chance to see a very unpolished side of a major creative star that few other guarded stars ever give a chance to see. Remember how Ye blacked out backstage at the VMAs in 2007? Well, watch that and then compare it to how seconds after her sister and husband had a fistfight in a closed cage match, Beyonce still gave paparazzi her best pageant smile.
As for this clip….in it we get a bit of irrational megalomania (“we breaking the internet”)…some terrible math (“[I’m more influential] by 50% dead or alive for the next thousand years”)…and some really unfair random victims of comparison like Stanley Kubrick and Paul The Apostle. Kubrick?! He didn’t even get the chance to snapchat during the Apollo Landing coverup. And Paul the Apostle never got to collaborate with Rick Owens on a line of burlap cowls and scapulas. Have a heart, Kanye!