Kanye West Caught Having 'Saturday Night Live' Meltdown

The rapper was reportedly upset that show staffers ripped up stage flooring before his performance.
2:28 | 02/18/16

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Back now with rapper Kanye west making headlines recently for his Twitter rants and lyrics about Taylor swift. Well now the star is apparently caught on tape having a major meltdown. This was backstage before this past weekend's "Saturday night live" appearance. ABC's linsey Davis is here with the details. Good morning, linsey. Reporter: Good morning. Reportedly it's Kanye in the audio clip claiming he's 50% more influential than any other Hume being and names he's 50% more influential than the apostle Paul who was hand picked by Jesus to spread the message of christianity. Let's get to it, bro. Reporter: Exclusive audio of a Kanye west meltdown behind the scenes of "Snl" sbl. Leak at that . They took my Without asking me. Don't With me. Don't With me. Ladies and gentlemen, Kanye west. Reporter: West musical guest last week was reportedly upset that before his performance show staffers ripped up flooring which was reflecting excessive light. Are they Crazy. Reporter: In the audio, the rapper compares himself favorably to an array of historical figures. Bro, by 50%, Stanley kubrick, apostle Paul, Picasso, Picasso and Escobar. By 50% more influential than any other human being. Reporter: Kanye's week has not been easy. That and Taylor swift fake -- Reporter: Coming under fire for attacking the pop princess immediately following his massive album and clothing release party. 50% more influential than any other human being. By 50% dead or alive. By 50% for the next thousand years. In a series of recent tweets west indicates that he will start taking a more humble approach writing my number one enemy has been my ego. There is only one god and sources close to us tell us that ABC -- sources close to yeezy say that all ended well between him and the "Snl" staff. The performance went on. Yes. And apparently he had to be talked down by lorne Michaels in order to actually perform. I wonder how he got Stanley kubrick and apostle Paul in the same sentence. Weird pick of people. For the next thousand years, I might add.

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