Kanye West’s Backstage Meltdown at “SNL” Was Caught on Tape

Kanye West’s Backstage Meltdown at “SNL” Was Caught on Tape

Kanye West | Photo credit: Flickr|Jason Persse

Kanye West | Photo credit: Flickr|Jason Persse

There were rumors KANYE WEST had a meltdown backstage before “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend. And now . . . there’s audio.

It’s pretty typical Kanye. Apparently he had some shiny flooring for his performance, but the stage lights were reflecting off it and messing up a video wall behind him. So stage hands had to remove it. And Kanye flipped.

In addition to whining like a baby and threatening not to perform, he also calls TAYLOR SWIFT a “fake ass,” then elevates himself above some pretty important people.

He says, quote, “By 50 percent, Stanley Kubrick, Picasso, Apostle Paul, [effing] Picasso and Escobar. By 50 percent more influential than any other human being.

“Don’t [eff] with me. Don’t [eff] with me. Don’t [eff] with me. By 50 percent dead or alive, by 50 percent for the next 1,000 years. Stanley Kubrick, ‘Ye.”

A source says he also called the “SNL” staffers, quote, “White mother[effers],” but his rep denies it. And Lorne Michaels reportedly had to talk Kanye down off his ledge so he would stay and do the show. (Listen to the UNCENSORED audio here.)

In related news, Kanye took some crap on Twitter for trying to type “throne”, as in a king’s chair, but he spelled it “T-H-R-O-W-N.” And some people say that by not selling his new album, he’s already cost himself $10 million due to illegal downloading.

87-Year-Old Woman with 1.6 Million Instagram Followers

87-Year-Old Woman with 1.6 Million Instagram Followers

 BADDIE WINKLE

BADDIE WINKLE with 1.6 Million Instagram Followers


There’s an 87-year-old woman in eastern Kentucky named Helen Ruth Van Winkle, but she goes by the name BADDIE WINKLE online . . . and more than 1.6 MILLION people follow her on Instagram.

She got into it a while back after her great-granddaughter got her to put HER clothes on, and post a photo. Now she posts pictures of herself in crazy outfits constantly, and people love it.

She even got an invite to the VMA’s last month, and there are photos of her hanging out backstage with MILEY CYRUS.

WATCH NOW: JAY Z invites 12-year-old boy to sing onstage

WATCH NOW: JAY Z invites 12-year-old boy to sing onstage

video-undefined-1A7655C300000578-916_636x358JAY Z invited a 12-year-old boy onstage during his show in Greensboro, North Carolina on Sunday night.  The boy was holding a sign that said, quote, “Can I rap for you?”

After taking a moment to collect himself, he rapped Jay’s verse from “Clique” . . . the 2012 track that also features KANYE WEST and BIG SEAN.  And he even did it without the backing music.

The boy avoided all the profanity in the verse . . . but Jay did interrupt and ask him to skip a line that mentioned “drug dealing.”  He finished it up . . . and asked Jay Z if he could hang out with him backstage after the show.

Jay responded, quote, “Yes, you can.  Just because of the nerve . . . I got something for you, too.  I feel like this is a game show, ‘And for your grand prize, you get to meet Jay Z backstage.  Please, step down.'”