Did Kanye West’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ appearance happen because of Kim Kardashian? He was ready to leave producers hanging after having a meltdown backstage, but Kim figured out a way to coax him into performing. Get the crazy details here!
Kim Kardashian to the rescue! Just before Kanye West, 38, took the Saturday Night Live stage to rap two of his new songs, he had a meltdown that almost resulted in him canceling his performance altogether. Things got so bad that Kim, 35, had to step in and calm Kanye down, persuading him not to walk off the show. If Kim hadn’t been there, who knows if Yeezy would’ve performed!
“Just moments leading into the live show, and during the live show, Kanye had a meltdown and threatened to walk off,” a source told Page Six. Mentioning that Ye was furious about the way his set looked, the source added, “Kim, who was in the audience with Kylie Jenner, had to come down. Lorne [Michaels] had to personally talk to Kanye. There were a few really tense minutes.”
Yikes! We can only imagine what the audience and show runners were thinking during Kanye’s freak out. The witness didn’t elaborate on exactly what Kim did to soothe her hubby, but another insider added that Kanye was saying he’s the “greatest artist” — so maybe she simply gave him a reminder of his awesomeness?
Whatever Kim did, it certainly worked. Not only did Kanye end up performing his songs “High Lights” and “Ultra Light Beams,” but he totally nailed both of them! Despite Kim’s success in calming Ye down, though, another source revealed to Page Six that Kanye’s SNL fit is just one of many that he has had lately.
“He’s having regular meltdowns,” the source said. “Everyone’s walking on eggshells around him. He’s under a lot of stress between the new album and the fashion line.”
Another thing that could be getting to Kanye is his supposed debt. Just hours before his performance, he admitted on Twitter that he’s $53 million in the hole! In addition to his rant about money, Kanye has been on several Twitter rampages lately, including his epic battle with Wiz Khalifa only weeks before his SNL appearance. Who knows what’s going on with Kanye these days, but it seems like Kim has the power to help keep Yeezy from completely losing it…hopefully?
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised to hear that Kim had to convince Kanye to perform on SNL? What do you think has gotten into Kanye lately? Tell us below!