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Kanye West has meltdown backstage at SNL

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Kanye West had a meltdown backstage at 'Saturday Night Live' over the weekend after he discovered his set had been changed prior to his performance without his permission.

The 38-year-old rapper was recorded having a meltdown backstage of the show on Saturday night as he referred to staff as ''white motherf*****s'' and yelled, ''don't f**k with me,'' before he claimed he was ''50 per cent'' more influential than Stanley Kubrick and Pablo Picasso.

In the audio tape, obtained by the New York Post newspaper, he screeched: ''Let's get to it, bro. Let's get to it, bro! Are they f***ing crazy? Bro! By 50 per cent.

''Stanley Kubrick, Apostle Paul, Picasso... f***ing Picasso and Escobar. By 50 per cent 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 per cent, dead or alive, by 50 per cent for the next thousand years. Stanley Kubrick. Ye.''

But it wasn't just the staff who were in the firing line as Kanye was also heard branding Taylor Swift, who he infuriated last week when he released his new song 'Famous' in which he references having sex with her and claims he's responsible for her career, a ''fake ass.''

He ranted: ''Look at that s**t, they took my f***ing stage off of 'SNL' without asking me. Now I'm bummed. That and Taylor Swift, fake ass. Now I ain't gonna do this. We're breaking the mother-f***ing Internet.''

It's believed the 'Bound 2' hitmaker lost his cool after he found out his stage design was changed and taken apart without his approval and his wife Kim Kardashian West, with whom he has two-year-old daughter North and two-month-old son Saint, was forced to intervene. A source explained: ''It had something to do with the set. Kim, who was in the audience had to come down.''


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