It's no secret that Kanye West almost bailed on his recent Saturday Night Live appearance this past weekend, where he appeared alongside host Melissa McCarthy. It has been widely reported that he had an epic meltdown prior to the show going live on the East Coast, and he verbally decimated Studio 8H. The context of this rant has been captured for all to hear. And it is quite blistering to the ears.

This latest report comes from Page Six. And if you listen, you'll hear the rapper dropping plenty of F-bombs as he warns those around him not to 'F with me!' He's still quite mad at pop singer Taylor Swift, who he is quick to call a 'fake ass'. The entire shouting fiasco is available for listen in the embed below.

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The beef between Kanye West and Taylor Swift has raged for quite some time. And it makes sense that this meltdown would happen on the eve of the Grammys. The rapper made quite a few disparaging remarks about Swift on his latest album. And she had her own response to the standoff while appearing the next day at the Grammys.

While all the disses aimed at Taylor Swift were expected, this rant has the rapper going off on a strange tangent about how he's "50% more influential than any other human being". And he apparently means of all time, name checking such important historical figures as Apostle Paul, Pablo Escobar and director Stanley Kubrick. Here is a sample of what you will hear if you feel inclined to listen.

"Are they fucking crazy? Whoa by 50% Stanley Kubrick, Picasso, Apostle Paul, fucking Picasso and Escobar. By 50%  more influential than any other human being. Don't fuck with me. Don't fuck with me. Don't fuck with me. By 50% dead or alive, by 50% for the next 1,000 years."

Inside sources claim that Kanye West was set off on this firestorm when he saw that the stage he would be performing on wasn't set up to his specifications. And that the lighting wasn't right. And now this video seems to back-up those early reports that he threw a major temper tantrum. At one point, it is said that Kim Kardashian was pulled out of the live audience and asked to come back stage to tame the beast. It must have worked, as the rapper decided not to bail, and instead gave what can only be called a rather lackluster performance. It's unclear if he'll ever be asked back to SNL and Studio 8H. Take a listen to his tantrum here.