Kanye West had a “massive meltdown” and fired all his staff after his disastrous, much-maligned Yeezy fashion show, where models fainted and could barely walk in ill-fitting shoes during New York Fashion Week.
“He had his agent fire all 30 of his staff after the fashion show and got rid of his phone so people can only contact him via e-mail,” an insider said. “He had a nervous breakdown after the show, and that’s what triggered it all.”
Model passed out in the heat is given water by man in the audience but no one on the #YeezySeason4 team helps.
— Stella Bugbee (@stellabugbee) September 7, 2016
Reviews for the show — where the models looked totally miserable — ranged from the uncomfortable “hot mess” to the downright horrible, “abomination.” But another source close to the situation insisted that while Kanye wasn’t happy, “He didn’t have a ‘nervous breakdown.”
“Some people got let go, and there was a reorganization of others who he moved back to the music side of things. He’s a grown-up. He was reflective and disappointed in how things went … He took stock in what people were saying and he was disappointed. But he’s more determined than ever to get that stuff right. And as far as throwing away his cellphone? If he did, then it’s not the first time. He always does that.”
The rapper refocused his energy into his music and Saint Pablo Tour after his runway-show failure. “The tour is breaking attendance records. It’s been amazing for Kanye,” an insider said.
West was forced to abruptly end his concert at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in Queens after finding out his wife, Kim Kardashian, was robbed at gunpoint at their Paris apartment. He was scheduled to perform in Philadelphia and Detroit this week, but LiveNation sent out a statement on Tuesday announcing that those shows were postponed until December due to Kardashian’s harrowing incident. The Saint Pablo Tour will resume the rest of its schedule on Friday in Chicago.
This story was originally published on the New York Post and is republished here with permission.