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Troubled musician Kanye West, 38, supposedly had a meltdown backstage at the Saturday Night Live taping. Of course someone conveniently recorded the mishap and sold the audio to the NY Post's Page Six.

According to Page Six, West yells "Don't f--- with me" at production staff for taking apart his stage. "Look at that shit, they took my f---ing stage off of SNL without asking me. Now I'm bummed. That and Taylor Swift fake ass."

The fact that gossip tabloid TMZ.com didn't purchase the audio is probably a good indication that Kanye knew he was being recorded and that this audio is yet another publicity stunt to raise awareness for his new album, The Life of Pablo.

These stunts are getting so old and tiresome.

Meanwhile, PEOPLE.com interviewed a close friend of Kanye's who said West's antics are no cause for alarm.

"I haven't felt personally concerned about his well being," says West's longtime friend. "Every time I talk with him – which is almost every day – he's extremely good-natured, [and] in a great mood."

But West's longtime collaborator, Rhymefest, ended his association with the rapper, and tweeted that Kanye should seek help for his mental disorder.

Listen to the audio below. WARNING: Excessive profanity!

  • nucynu25

    Man , this shit sad . It ain't even funny no more , well kinda but not all the way hilarious . Get help Ye .

  • Futuredocdonte

    Show of hands if you think Kanye should go on a hiatus for a year...or five... Or forever ????????

  • Yoni

    He should have never messed with "Amerikkkas" lil white sweetheart.

  • Yoni

    West yells “Don’t f— with me” at production staff for taking apart his stage. “Look at that shit, they took my f—ing stage off of SNL without asking me. Now I’m bummed. That and Taylor Swift fake ass.”
    __________________________

    And I'm not even mad at him. Erykah Badu said it best....
    "Keep in mind that I'm an artist.........and I'm sensitive about MY shit." :nun:

  • MoniquetheGeek

    “I haven’t felt personally concerned about his well being,” says West’s longtime friend. “Every time I talk with him – which is almost every day – he’s extremely good-natured, [and] in a great mood.”
    _______________________________
    This "longtime" friend may be one of those "yes" men that won't tell Kanye anything but what he wants to hear...

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    By 50% this fool needs help now more than ever. By 50% he needs help STAT. These people around him need to stop writing it off like "Oh, that's just Kanye. He's just crazy." Even if these are publicity stunts it's still sad as hell and scary that this is what he's become. Sold his soul for what?

  • MoniquetheGeek

    That picture though.... Whoever did that is so wrong!! LOL

  • nucynu25

    My thing is his delusional ego . If you're mad ok fine but damn my niCCA you are not the end all be all .

  • Ni Ni

    ?I say forever.

  • Locapoca

    I concur and he can take his wife with him ??

  • MzFutureLCSW

    It does not sound like he is having a breakdown. At all. Just because he cussed and called Taylor Swift fake doe not = a meltdown. People doing to much.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    ??????

  • Locapoca

    Yup he put a few nails in his coffin doing that shyt every since that incident Kanyes been the whipping boy http://sandrarose.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_whip.gif

  • KayCeiSoul

    I was walk away drop down and fall out done when he made the video game of his Mom getting into Heaven. He is messed UP.

  • Yoni

    I know some un-rich folks that walk around with that SAME ego. THEY get the *dismissive wave* from me.

  • MissHarlem

    Just like that cum family he should go away. STAT.

  • Wellbalancedlibra

    A close friend of Kanye's? Rhymefest was a closer friend. Sounds like Mama Jenner tryna save face. #Yesmen

  • Locapoca

    Girl!!! When I seen that I was like ?........ Ok Ye I know your heart was in The right place but.... http://sandrarose.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_blink.gif

  • Di Ana

    I'm starting to feel sorry for Kanye. I hope there is an intervention and he gets help pronto.

  • nucynu25

    That ish was just weird ... I didn't even watch the clip but I was thinking so if you lose you sending Dr.Donda to hell .. man that's too much pressure for a video game

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Off his rocker

  • Yoni

    Make it so bad, they don't even drag him as much for saying "George Bush doesn't care about black ppl." as they do for what he did to THEIR YT girl.

  • Gabriella Greentree

    That's what I thought ! I just knew I was gonna hear him flipping tables and snacking interns around ! This sounds like a regular degular conversation....

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    Kanye's image that he portrays is NOT really him. I've met and worked with him and he is the most down to earth,HONEST celebrity that I ever met and it has been many. It was one of the best experiences of my life.

  • nucynu25

    There's a diff between cocky & confidence . Wen ppl are extremely cock I always believe they are insecure abt something .

  • Locapoca

    Exactly then the screen shots were kinda unsettling to me . No thank you Ye I don't want to play a game about getting your mom into heaven the concept was just creepy ?

  • Sucker Free

    I wish i had 4 hands so i could give this comment 4 thumbs up

  • Ni Ni

    Bipolar people have their good days.

  • Hater

    Priceless!

  • Locapoca

    Well tell him we need the real him to come forward or else people will be making video games about him escaping from The looney bin

  • Yoni

    New post - Tampa police going on strike

  • Locapoca

    I know right!!!! Didn't Obama even call him a jack ass? SMH ?

  • Yoni

    And even still, they are mad about the YT girl. LOL

  • Bam Bam Li

    I raise my hand ? forever isn't long enough

  • JennyJazzhands

    T m z is in bed with the Kardashians so if it were on purpose them and radar would have had it first. This could have been any intern or stage hand backstage.

  • JazzTheGreatest

    Smh he has definitely lost his mind..I miss the college dropout Kanye ?

  • Sonny Johnson

    He said for the next 1000 years?!?!. Reminds me of the Highlander TV show there shall only be one

  • Varnell Hill

    He is self destructing right before our eyes.

  • T’acheItEzee15

    Hahaha....that pic!

  • QueenyBean

    As messed up as this situation is, that picture is funny as fawk!

  • MookieFly

    Do you regularly compare yourself to Apostle Paul? I mean really folks. The community does this every time the signs are right in their face.

  • WHYDFMLII

    The problem is he has no one to tell his ass to shut the hell up. Remember when Beanie Sigel and them were calling his ass gay? Had Kanye doing a Sway interview crying talking about "can't we all get along?" Sick of his attention whoring.

  • Rachel

    I agree and take his in laws with him.

  • Branch Davidian

    I wonder if he could do us all a favor and use that 2 for 1 coupon at his Mom's plastic surgeon...

  • Rachel

    It's sad that he has to fake a meltdown to sell records, it gets even sadder that he is trying to create beef with Taylor Swift out of all people to sell records. Hip Hop is officially dead.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    I do not argue on the internet.

  • raysorbladeczar

    Forever and that whole damn Kardashian family too!

  • imright

    i miss Ye!!! Kanye 2 the...?? he turned n2 Yeezus & its been all downhill from there

  • MookieFly

    ...who asked you to argue? Just because i have a different view, does mean I'm trying to karate chop you in the tidday lol

  • NeverSurprised

    This man is as delusional as Bruce Jenner. Each one looks in the mirror and sees something that simply is not there. Bruce's big, burly a$$ sees a dainty woman, and Kanye's marginally-talented a$$ sees an "artist" of "50%" greater stature than the Apostle Paul and Picasso. Both Kanyetta and Brucilla are in dire need of a qualified mental health professional.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    He should go on a pilgrimage trip .

  • Benita Renee’

    FOREVER!!

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Friend on a his payroll .

  • Here for the comments

    1k upvotes for this!!!!!

  • Benita Renee’

    ME TOO!! :-(

  • TheRealLee

    He obviously needs a PET scan and MRI to see if the accident has affected his brain. Unfortunately this man has no family (his blood family) to intervene and make this happen. His other family of mercenaries can only hope for a spontaneous human combustion and riddance of him.

  • Toni ToniToni

    he should just focus on being a good Father and husband.

    Dude has issues...

    And is the BIGGEST narcissist ever. UGH
    Enough of Kanye already!

  • jussaying

    He really has some mental issues. The mind is a terrible thing to waste (Rick James voice).

  • jussaying

    Lol Yeezy now reminds me of the black Amanda Bynes. Remember how quickly that went down south. He gonna be asking Amber to beat his bootypucci up in a minute here on Twitter.

  • Monday

    This narcissist is becoming a psychopath.

    I learned there is a big difference

  • Ms. Damn Solo

    Take the whole Klan. BYE!

  • Mel

    omg the pic ??????. Kanye is going down hill fast I Kim is embarrassed she had two kids by a lunatic that will forever be a part of her life.

  • Monday

    He needs a 10 year vacation

  • Monday

    His album should be named "Early Retirement" .. Then take a 10 year vacation

  • Monday

    They should've retired since Kim left Humphries

  • SameoleJ

    My brother was the life of the party, all day every day and he still committed suicide. Robin Williams was one of the best comedians alive, he still committed suicide. And the list can go on and on.

  • ebonics

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug! LOL

  • AListDiva29

    He needs at least 72 hours in a room with padded walls!

  • Liljwells

    you only 50% more..

  • ATL White Guy

    How can Taylor be a fake ass, when she has no ass.

  • ebonics

    Right, yet he married the biggest fake ass in hollywierd.

  • ATL White Guy

    boom!

  • jazmine

    The gag is he ain't lying about Bush or Taylor

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Idk why celebs do this for publicity. Seems counterproductive.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Bwhahaha at the picture saving these comments for the long journey back home.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Well if he knew he was being recorded, and still talked to the staff like poop, then I have absolutely no respect for him. Simply treating people awful just to sell his stupid cd. Karma is a kumming Kanye.

  • Stan4NoOne

    Poor little tink-tink.

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    Ahh Jesus fix it. I know he is a artist and i would be mad to if they took down my set before i performed but he needs Jesus a hug weed and some mamma black loving and cooking... and a slap in the face. hell maybe even therapy.

  • Heather

    Sounds like he was in his dressing room and having a little rant about how SNL made promises for his showcase and didn't come thru. He has a right to vent. Some dipshit recorded it and now more tinder thrown on the flame.

  • MystyBlu

    I agree that people who are the life of the party still commit suicide, but Robin Williams had Lewy Bodies dementia...whole nother animal. He wasn't just depressed and likely had it for a while if he was already experiencing Parkinson-like symptoms. Just want to put that out there since not a lot is known about that type of dementia.

  • hi-liter

    Lexapro, Zoloft, and Ritalin. He needs all three.

  • GuestSTAR

    For some reason I don't thinks things are going to end well for Kanye. Either he's going to REALLY commit suicide or its going to be setup to look like a suicide. Everything seems to be going downhill fast.

  • Yoni

    THAT'S why THEY mad.

  • stopthebs

    his own circle turning on him

  • Traci404

    If this is how he acts...in the public.
    I cant imagine living with him everyday. walking on egg shells...#damn.
    He must be hell to live with....i bet he gets up in your face during arguments...
    Telling you how wonderful he is.....
    Screaming and going off like a damn mad man!

  • Genia W-m

    For years now this guy has made inappropriate outbursts. Said the most asinine things publicly but because of his wealth and fame no one wants to say he has some type of mental illness. Who says they're going to make a gospel cd laced with profanity?
    He has constantly changed the renovations for their mansion they purchased in 2014 so they still haven't moved in. He's lived in Europe more than he's been with his family. I'd say Kim has a deep issue on her hands with her latest husband.

  • Genia W-m

    Williams was depressed for many years. Plus, he took care of so many people financially, including his best friend Chris Reeves after his accident. Can you imagine the cost of that alone? Round the clock care, his wife and child. He was forced to sell his favorite mansion after those divorces too. There was more to Williams' situation than that Lewy disease. His wife just gave it a name for the public.