King of his own asshole inner-space Kanye West put on a New York Fashion Week show back in September whose primary goals seemed to be giving his models heatstroke and spiral fractures in their ankles. Kanye, having received a collective boo from the fashion press (and probably Amnesty International), reportedly fired his entire staff after “The Atrocity Exhibition on Roosevelt Island.”
Page Six sez that the Yeezy season 4 show caused Kanye to have a “dramatic meltdown.” (How did they tell it apart from his normal everyday dramatic meltdown?)
“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 email,” an insider said. “He had a nervous breakdown after the show, and that’s what triggered it all.”
Maybe he was overcome by sudden empathy for what he had put his models through and the meltdown was the result of his shame? Nah.
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 grownup. 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.”
Gossip Cop also denies the report that Kanye’s entire staff of 30 ended up down at the unemployment office getting the mean mug from the lady at the desk when you ask to borrow a pen. You would think I had asked her for money. Crabby.
Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this inaccurate claim that was picked up widely by outlets that didn’t bother to fact-check the story. We’re told it “didn’t happen.”
And while his season four collection was not received well, his response was not as reported by the tabloid. A rep for West exclusively assures Gossip Cop that the “meltdown,” as claimed by the paper, “didn’t happen” nor did he fire 30 staffers.
Yeah, he totally lost his shit. That cell phone bit is interesting. Maybe someone found that thrown-away phone, transcribed the contents within, and will start the best anonymous Tumblr in history – “Kanye and Kim Are Krazy“.
“Ye’, I can’t fit all this plastic into this sheathe dress made out of pantyhose discards from the L’Eggs factory and models’ tears. The openings are three inches wides and something will burst.”
“RICCARDO AND I COLLABORATED ON THAT DRESS, HEIFER! WE ARE GENIUSES! DON’T THINK! HAVE YOUR SISTERS HELP YOU! FASHION IS PAIN! YOU WANT TO COVER VOGUE AGAIN, RIGHT? YOU STILL GOT THAT CROWBAR, RIGHT? XOXO”