Kanye West has such an inflated ego. The ‘I Love Kanye’ rapper — yes, that’s really the title of one of his new songs off ‘The Life Of Pablo’ — swears he’s a lot more influential than Stanley Kubrick, Picasso, and more. Listen to the epic meltdown he had backstage at ‘SNL’ on Feb. 13, here!
Kanye West, 38, made some pretty shocking statements during the meltdown he had backstage at Saturday Night Live on Feb. 13, but what shocked us the most was hearing him claim to be more influential than some pretty powerful people from throughout history, as well as “any other human being.” Cocky, much?
“Are they f***ing crazy? Whoa by 50 percent [I am more influential than] Stanley Kubrick, Picasso, Apostle Paul, f***ing Picasso and [Pablo] Escobar. By 50 percent more influential than any other human being. Don’t f*** with me. Don’t f*** with me. Don’t f*** with me. By 50 percent dead or alive, by 50 percent for the next 1,000 years. Stanley Kubrick, ‘Ye,” Kanye said during his epic rant.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, an audio clip of Kanye’s reported meltdown surfaced online Feb. 17. In it, he not only talks about how influential he thinks he is, but he also calls Taylor Swift a “fake a**.” A source told Page Six that Kanye was yelling at the SNL staff during his rant, but a source tells us differently.
“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. 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 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. Later in the evening, after everything was fixed and following his performance, Kanye was seen hugging Lorne Michaels just before the goodnights and he stayed afterwards to chat with the staff and the cast, and thanked the producers on his way out the door,” a source close to the rapper told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Regardless, the comments about him being such a huge influence are pretty crazy.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is Kanye more influential than all those people? Tell us how you feel.