“Just moments leading into the live show, and during the live show, Kanye had a meltdown and threatened to walk off,” said a source familiar with the scene.
Multiple sources told us that Kanye suddenly decided he wasn’t happy with the “SNL” set for his musical appearance, which included a video screen and not much else.
“It had something to do with the set,” said a source. “Kim, who was in the audience with Kylie Jenner, had to come down. Lorne had to personally talk to Kanye. There were a few really tense minutes” when it looked like West was walking, leaving the live NBC show in the lurch.Apparently Kanye West has everyone else freaking out as well.
“He freaked out about how the set was arranged. He was saying he’s ‘the greatest artist.’ He’s having regular meltdowns. Everyone’s walking on eggshells around him. He’s under a lot of stress between the new album and the fashion line.”Kanye West had the entire cast and crew worried and asking, if Kanye does walk off, who is going to perform. Kanye West may be having the worst week ever. West revealed he's broke, Taylor Swift bashed him on live TV, and billionaires aren't interested in funding his ideas. Now, according to Page Six, Kanye had a nervous breakdown or "epic tantrum" behind the scenes of Saturday Night Live's performance.