Turns out Kanye West enjoys ranting in real life as much as he likes doing it on the Internet!
Shortly after it was reported that the rapper, 38, had a “meltdown” backstage at Saturday Night Live, Page Six obtained a recording of his fit — in which he calls Taylor Swift a “fake ass” and refers to NBC employees as “white motherf--kers" who shouldn’t “f--k with [him].”
Kanye performing on SNL. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
A source close to the father-of-two has since claimed he was just “venting,” alleging the recording was taken out of context.
“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,” the source told Billboard. “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 [put] 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.”
While Ye hasn’t addressed the leaked audio directly, he did take to Twitter to talk about his shortcomings, writing, “My [No. 1] enemy has been my ego… There is only one [throne] and that’s God’s…”
My number one enemy has been my ego… there is only one throne and that’s God's …— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 17, 2016
Listen to Kanye’s explosive rant, but be warned — his language is (predictably) NSFW!