Kanye West reportedly had a nervous breakdown’ and ‘a massive meltdown’ in the wake of his Yeezy Season 4 fashion show held September 7 as part of New York Fashion Week – and heads started to roll soon thereafter.
‘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 told New York Post . ‘He had a nervous breakdown after the show and that’s what triggered it all.’
A separate source close to West said that while the mercurial music-maker was displeased with how the outdoor display turned out, his reaction was not as grandiose as previously described.
‘He didn’t have a “nervous breakdown,”‘ the second source said, noting that the artist soaked up the hailstorm of criticism and got back to work.
‘He took stock in what people were saying and he was disappointed – but he’s more determined than ever to get that stuff right,’ the source told the paper. ‘He’s a grown-up. He was reflective and disappointed in how things went.’
As for the 30 firings, the second source said that not all of those involved were let go, as some were ‘moved back to the music side of’ Kanye’s dealings. And as far as throwing away his cellphone? If he did, then it’s not the first time,’ the second source said. ‘He always does that.’