In an audio clip obtained by Page Six, an angry Kanye West called Taylor Swift a "fake ass" during a reported angry rant backstage at Saturday Night Live last Saturday.
Along with hurling words at Taylor, Kanye said he's "50% more influential than any other human being," while comparing himself to the likes of Picasso and the Apostle Paul.
And if that weren't enough material for a controversial rant already, you can hear the rapper repeatedly yelling, "Don't fuck with me!"
According to Page Six, a source told the outlet the rant was triggered by the SNL stage layout, and Kanye was threatening to leave the show entirely:
It was like he was having an emotional breakdown. He was calling the crew "white m———–s" and then said he was going to walk out. The only thing that stopped him from actually leaving right then was that nobody had access to the freight elevator. If he'd walked out on the live show, it would have been a disaster. And the whole meltdown was just because of the floor.
And here's the whole rant, for your 2016 Kanye records:
Look at that shit. They took my fuckin' 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 fucking internet. I went through six years of this fucking shit. Let's get to it, bro. Let's get to it, bro! Are they fucking crazy? Bro! By 50% — Stanley Kubrick, Apostle Paul, Picasso, fucking Picasso and Escobar — by 50% more influential than any other human being. Don't fuck with me. Don't fuck with me! Don't fuck with me! By 50%, dead or alive.