Here’s a Look at the Surprising Moments Leading Up to Kanye West’s Meltdown


Here's a Look at the Surprising Moments Leading Up to Kanye West's Meltdown
Harry How, Getty s

As one the more electrifying figures in music and pop culture as a whole, Kanye West is a pretty big deal. Ever since fighting for his right to express his artistry however he sees fit, he has become a vanguard, inspiring creativity and passion in his legion followers and supporters. But as late, Kanye just hasn’t seemed like his old self, the one he hinted was returning on his The Life Pablo cut “The Old Kanye,” and his actions as late have given the hip-hop community cause to pause, to put it kindly.

While he’s always been outspoken, unpredictable and possessed a flair for the dramatic, the past few months have seen Kanye take a drastic turn for the worse in regards to his public appearances, his relationship with the media and, most importantly, the fans who hold him in such high regard. Once he was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital, it’s clear West’s condition was serious.

There has been plenty discussion as to what has been the cause for these recent mishaps and erratic behavior. Some point to his wife Kim Kardashian recently being robbed at gunpoint as the reason for his increased paranoia, while others have countered that his hectic schedule and high-prile relationship have taken a toll on him. There’s even talk that the looming anniversary his mother’s death may be the catalyst for the chain events that have put Kanye West in hot water and left him in a dark place that many are fearful he may never emerge from. Despite all the talk, his friends in hip-hop are standing behind him.

The speculation has been rampant, but what cannot be disputed is that Kanye West appears to be experiencing a meltdown, or has been in a very bad space as late to say the least. From jabs at Jay Z to throwing support behind Donald Trump and more, here is a rundown the chain events that have transpired over the last month that point to our concern for Yeezy and his mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

1

Calls Out Jay Z at Seattle Show

 

 

October 19. would be the first instance Kanye West’s recent erratic behavior, as he would take the time out during the Seattle stop on his Saint Pablo Tour to get a few things f his chest. With Drake’s hit song “Pop Style” playing in the background, Kanye decided to shed light on why his verse was removed from the song, as well as call out his mentor and collaborator Jay Z.

“There will never be a Watch the Throne 2,” Yeezy proclaimed during his rant, referring to his and Hov’s 2011 collaborative album. “That’s the reason I wasn’t on this song, I wasn’t on the song ’cause Hov. ‘Cause some TIDAL/Apple bulls**t. And that s**t be getting me tight every time I perform this motherf**ker.” The show, which took place weeks after Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint as part a robbery, also included him voicing his displeasure Jay Z’s reaction to the incident, with Kanye feeling as if his actions spoke louder than his words.

“Don’t call me, after the robbery, and say ‘How you feelin’?’ You wanna know how I’m feeling? Come by the house,” West says in reference to Jay Z’s outreach in the aftermath the robbery. “Bring the kids by the house, like we’re brothers.” The tirade, which would go viral quickly and get many people talking, would be the calm before the storm controversy for Kanye West.

"Don't call me, after the robbery, and say 'how you feelin?' You wanna know how I'm feelin? Come by the house," – Kanye #SaintPabloTour pic.twitter.com/G6wkIzbY0n

— McKenna Moe (@MoeMunyMoeProbs) October 20, 2016

 

2

Cancels Los Angeles Show After Performing for 45 Minutes

 

 

Kanye’s November got f on the wrong track, as it would begin with the first what was multiple cancellations tour stops on his Saint Pablo Tour. After performing for 45 minutes, Kanye West cut his set short due to losing his voice, with the rapper admitting “I can’t let you have a show where I can’t perform for you,” before adding “I’ll give everyone a refund, I’ll do better next time” in his apology. The show, which took place at the Forum in Los Angeles on November 3, was weeks after Yeezy made waves with his tirade admonishing Jay Z and lamenting the affects the war between Apple Music and TIDAL, and another peculiar occurrence involving the rapper.

 

3

Endorses Donald Trump at San Jose Show

 

 

Kanye West would quickly recover from losing his voice and resume his touring schedule, but another incident that raised more than a few eyebrow occurred during a Saint Pablo Tour stop in San Jose on Nov. 17. With the results from the presidential election being the hot topic in the news cycle, Kanye decided to add his own two cents to the convo.

“Ya’ll know that I didn’t vote, but if I would have voted, I would have voted Trump,” the outspoken rapper stated. His words shocked all in attendance (as well as those at home) and the boos from the crowd proved it. His fans wondered how the same man that denounced George W. Bush could endorse a man with the track record Donald Trump. The statement didn’t go over well with fans, prompting boos and even leading some to exit the building in disguise, adding to the list bizarre happenings in the life Yeezy.

"I would've voted for Trump" – @kanyewest pic.twitter.com/XtyUteCgUZ

— albertoreyes (@albertoreyes) November 18, 2016

 

4

Bashes Jay Z and Beyonce at Sacramento Show

 

 

If the public thought that Kanye West’s endorsement Donald Trump was big news, they had no idea what they were in store for when the rapper took the stage during the Sacramento leg his Saint Pablo Tour. Arriving over an hour late, Yeezy performed three songs before going on an extensive, expletive-laden rant, which included digs at Beyonce, Jay Z, and the music industry as a whole. “Beyoncé, I was hurt,” West began, before adding “I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video the Year over me and ‘Hotline Bling.’” The accusation was in reference to this years MTV Video Music Awards, in which Beyonce won top honors for the music video to her Lemonade single “Formation.”

Taking it a step further, Kanye publicly calls out Jay Z once again, urging his friend to call him “like a man” so that they can air out their grievances, but not before adding “I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head.”

Kanye West would also reiterate his support Donald Trump and even make peace with Kid Cudi, whom had previously went on a few tirades his own, live on stage, but his comments toward Jay and Bey would be the focal point the show and dominate the news cycle.

Here’s a Look at the Surprising Moments Leading Up to Kanye West’s Meltdown


Here's a Look at the Surprising Moments Leading Up to Kanye West's Meltdown
Harry How, Getty s

As one the more electrifying figures in music and pop culture as a whole, Kanye West is a pretty big deal. Ever since fighting for his right to express his artistry however he sees fit, he has become a vanguard, inspiring creativity and passion in his legion followers and supporters. But as late, Kanye just hasn’t seemed like his old self, the one he hinted was returning on his The Life Pablo cut “The Old Kanye,” and his actions as late have given the hip-hop community cause to pause, to put it kindly.

While he’s always been outspoken, unpredictable and possessed a flair for the dramatic, the past few months have seen Kanye take a drastic turn for the worse in regards to his public appearances, his relationship with the media and, most importantly, the fans who hold him in such high regard. Once he was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital, it’s clear West’s condition was serious.

There has been plenty discussion as to what has been the cause for these recent mishaps and erratic behavior. Some point to his wife Kim Kardashian recently being robbed at gunpoint as the reason for his increased paranoia, while others have countered that his hectic schedule and high-prile relationship have taken a toll on him. There’s even talk that the looming anniversary his mother’s death may be the catalyst for the chain events that have put Kanye West in hot water and left him in a dark place that many are fearful he may never emerge from. Despite all the talk, his friends in hip-hop are standing behind him.

The speculation has been rampant, but what cannot be disputed is that Kanye West appears to be experiencing a meltdown, or has been in a very bad space as late to say the least. From jabs at Jay Z to throwing support behind Donald Trump and more, here is a rundown the chain events that have transpired over the last month that point to our concern for Yeezy and his mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

1

Calls Out Jay Z at Seattle Show

 

 

October 19. would be the first instance Kanye West’s recent erratic behavior, as he would take the time out during the Seattle stop on his Saint Pablo Tour to get a few things f his chest. With Drake’s hit song “Pop Style” playing in the background, Kanye decided to shed light on why his verse was removed from the song, as well as call out his mentor and collaborator Jay Z.

“There will never be a Watch the Throne 2,” Yeezy proclaimed during his rant, referring to his and Hov’s 2011 collaborative album. “That’s the reason I wasn’t on this song, I wasn’t on the song ’cause Hov. ‘Cause some TIDAL/Apple bulls**t. And that s**t be getting me tight every time I perform this motherf**ker.” The show, which took place weeks after Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint as part a robbery, also included him voicing his displeasure Jay Z’s reaction to the incident, with Kanye feeling as if his actions spoke louder than his words.

“Don’t call me, after the robbery, and say ‘How you feelin’?’ You wanna know how I’m feeling? Come by the house,” West says in reference to Jay Z’s outreach in the aftermath the robbery. “Bring the kids by the house, like we’re brothers.” The tirade, which would go viral quickly and get many people talking, would be the calm before the storm controversy for Kanye West.

"Don't call me, after the robbery, and say 'how you feelin?' You wanna know how I'm feelin? Come by the house," – Kanye #SaintPabloTour pic.twitter.com/G6wkIzbY0n

— McKenna Moe (@MoeMunyMoeProbs) October 20, 2016

 

2

Cancels Los Angeles Show After Performing for 45 Minutes

 

 

Kanye’s November got f on the wrong track, as it would begin with the first what was multiple cancellations tour stops on his Saint Pablo Tour. After performing for 45 minutes, Kanye West cut his set short due to losing his voice, with the rapper admitting “I can’t let you have a show where I can’t perform for you,” before adding “I’ll give everyone a refund, I’ll do better next time” in his apology. The show, which took place at the Forum in Los Angeles on November 3, was weeks after Yeezy made waves with his tirade admonishing Jay Z and lamenting the affects the war between Apple Music and TIDAL, and another peculiar occurrence involving the rapper.

 

3

Endorses Donald Trump at San Jose Show

 

 

Kanye West would quickly recover from losing his voice and resume his touring schedule, but another incident that raised more than a few eyebrow occurred during a Saint Pablo Tour stop in San Jose on Nov. 17. With the results from the presidential election being the hot topic in the news cycle, Kanye decided to add his own two cents to the convo.

“Ya’ll know that I didn’t vote, but if I would have voted, I would have voted Trump,” the outspoken rapper stated. His words shocked all in attendance (as well as those at home) and the boos from the crowd proved it. His fans wondered how the same man that denounced George W. Bush could endorse a man with the track record Donald Trump. The statement didn’t go over well with fans, prompting boos and even leading some to exit the building in disguise, adding to the list bizarre happenings in the life Yeezy.

"I would've voted for Trump" – @kanyewest pic.twitter.com/XtyUteCgUZ

— albertoreyes (@albertoreyes) November 18, 2016

 

4

Bashes Jay Z and Beyonce at Sacramento Show

 

 

If the public thought that Kanye West’s endorsement Donald Trump was big news, they had no idea what they were in store for when the rapper took the stage during the Sacramento leg his Saint Pablo Tour. Arriving over an hour late, Yeezy performed three songs before going on an extensive, expletive-laden rant, which included digs at Beyonce, Jay Z, and the music industry as a whole. “Beyoncé, I was hurt,” West began, before adding “I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video the Year over me and ‘Hotline Bling.’” The accusation was in reference to this years MTV Video Music Awards, in which Beyonce won top honors for the music video to her Lemonade single “Formation.”

Taking it a step further, Kanye publicly calls out Jay Z once again, urging his friend to call him “like a man” so that they can air out their grievances, but not before adding “I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head.”

Kanye West would also reiterate his support Donald Trump and even make peace with Kid Cudi, whom had previously went on a few tirades his own, live on stage, but his comments toward Jay and Bey would be the focal point the show and dominate the news cycle.