Kanye West Coachella Negotiations Crash — Over “Artistically Limiting” Stage

Published: Wednesday 2nd Jan 2019 by Sam

With the New Year upon us, it’s only a matter of time before the Coachella 2019 line-up is announced.

Towards the climax of last year, it was reported that Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, and Childish Gambino had been lined up to top the upcoming instalment of the world-famous festival.

However, recent weeks saw Timberlake’s spot evaporate due to calendar clashes attached to the rescheduling of his ‘Man Of The Woods Tour.’

Now, it looks as though West is out of the picture too.

Find out why below…

According to TMZ, negotiations between the rapper and event organisers stalled when an agreement could not be made over the stage.

Per the report, the controversial rapper was firm about not wanting to perform on a traditional 60×40 foot stage because it was “artistically limiting.”

A source close to the star’s side of the situation weighed-in with:

“These 40×60 stages are so archaic. It’s the same type of stage on which Shakespeare’s works were performed hundreds of years ago.” 

Organisers, however, wouldn’t budge and Kanye consequently threw up the deuces.

His primary goal post the Saint Pablo Tour is to keep serving spectacle a la the floating stage used on the trek.


Bad call on Ye’s part. But, given much of his recent conduct, it’s hardly surprising.

The reality of the matter is that he’s in desperate need of a platform as big as Coachella to re-affix the focus on his music. Especially with his new album ‘Yandhi’ still awaiting release.


While official announcements are pending, there’s now talk of Rihanna‘s name being in the mix alongside Gambino.

For now, though, what are…

Your thoughts?

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  1. K_man January 2, 2019

    I bought my tickets for cochella and excited to be going for the first time. I’m happy that Mad Man will not be performing! Can’t wait for the official line up to appear ?

  2. pat January 2, 2019

    rihanna or travis scott

  3. Justme January 2, 2019

    So your telling me a rapper that looks at the ground the whole performance wants a bigger stage. If Beyonce and lady gaga who sings and dances can use their stage and do something as spectacular as they did, he could’ve done the same. That floating stage was not the bizness if I were the organizers I would’ve said the same too.

    • Hmmm… January 2, 2019

      Exactly! Kanye is not even a great performer and he’s making demands. He would not be worth any of the money making that floating stage happen. If this fool hasn’t even mastered the “archaic” stage, what makes him think changing it is gonna make a difference?? If people like Beyoncé could make it work and make the best of it, that just means Kanye wants bells and whistles to distract from his lack of talent. No one will miss him performing. This does everybody a favor.

  4. Bam January 2, 2019

    Lord can we retire Kanye and Tiffany haddish in 2019?

    • SMH January 2, 2019

      PLEASE Lord lol.

      • Haterz Gon‘ Hate January 2, 2019

        Jesus take the wheel and take back Kanye and Tiff-nobady ??

      • Susana Pinto January 3, 2019

        Please include Azelia Banks and The kardashians and I pray with you! ?????

  5. Lol January 2, 2019

    He really thinks he’s that good of a performer?

  6. thanosoftitans January 2, 2019

    Good riddance. I prefer Rihanna over Kanye any day of the week. He doesn’t know what to do with himself.

  7. Xoxo January 2, 2019

    He needs to take a bath

  8. SMH January 2, 2019

    The public is just as much to blame for his foolery lol. In the beginning everyone enabled his bs and hissy fits calling him a “genius” until he started believing that he really was a genius. Now the fool just won’t quit lol.

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