Kanye West went off about Taylor Swift, calling Swift a “fake a**” as can be heard in the below audio from Page Six. Not that Kanye meant Taylor’s backside was fake, as folks have often accused West’s wife — Kim Kardashian-West — of having a fake butt. No, in this rant, Kanye is ranting on the SNL set for West’s set being removed and saying that he was mad about that fact and the melee going on with Swift. By calling Taylor a “fake a**,” Kanye is purporting that Swift wasn’t being truthful about their conversation about the lyric Kanye included on his most recent The Life of Pablo album about Taylor.
Warning: The following audio of Kanye’s SNL meltdown contains language that might be offensive to some listeners.
In the audio, Kanye can be heard complaining that he went through “six years of this f****** s***” after complaining that his stage had been changed on Saturday Night Live without anyone asking West. After that comment, a voice that sounds different than Kanye’s voice seems to try to encourage West to keep going with the SNL gig, saying, “Let’s get to it bro.”
It was the backstage anger that was rumored to have happened, when West threatened to leave SNL without performing. Now that the audio has surfaced of Kanye going off, as reported by Us Weekly, folks can see why Kim reportedly had to calm West down so that he could continue his SNL gig.
The rant from Kanye — leaked via audio on Wednesday, February 17 — begins with Kanye being mad over SNL changing his set in some form or fashion.
“Look at that s***, they took my f****** stage off SNL without asking me. Now I’m bummed. That and Taylor Swift. Fake a**. Now we’re gonna do this. We’re breaking the motherf****** Internet.”
Apparently, West was referring to himself walking off the SNL set and leaving the SNL crew in the lurch with no host on Saturday. As reported by Page Six, the rant of Kanye included some pretty bizarre statements, with West comparing himself to some pretty influential icons of the past. West called himself even more influential than some pretty famous folks, including the Apostle Paul — a man who wrote two-thirds of the New Testament.
West’s rant is reminiscent of the time that John Lennon said that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus, and that didn’t go over too well with the public. Kanye deemed himself 50 percent more influential than people like Stanley Kubrick, Pablo Picasso, and Pablo Escobar.
One can almost see the memes starting now on social media, as Kanye repeated “don’t f*** with me” several times in a row.
Meanwhile, Taylor shared her thoughts during the Grammys when Swift urged the crowd not to let anyone else take credit for their success. It was a response to West’s song “Famous,” where Kanye rhymed about making Taylor famous. While Kanye says he had an hour-long conversation with Taylor about the song reference, and that a mutual friend told Kanye that Taylor quipped to the friend that she should thank Kanye because their run-in helped make Swift more famous, Taylor denied knowing that Kanye’s exact lyric would appear as it did in the song.
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b**** famous.”
Although not heard on the audio, West reportedly called SNL NBC employees “white motherf******,” as well.
— People Magazine (@people) February 18, 2016
Kanye’s rant is quickly becoming a much-discussed topic on Twitter, and reactions to West’s rant run the gamut. Some people call it overblown hype. Others think it’s time for Kanye to take a seat.
My number one enemy has been my ego… there is only one throne and that’s God's …
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 17, 2016
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