Kanye West Pulls Out Of Coachella ‘Coz He Finds The Stage “Artistically Limiting”

Soz 2019 Coachella-goers: turns out Kanye West won’t be entertaining you after all as his people and the festival people couldn’t quite make an agreement on the stage design.

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TMZ reports that the rapper was close to signing on to perform at the popular American festival in April but was forced to pull out as he refused to appear on their traditional 60×40 foot stage as he found it “artistically limiting,” says a source.

“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,” another source added.

According to a mate of Kanye, following the Saint Pablo tour, Ye wants to give groundbreaking performances and not follow the same set structure as other artists.

Unfortunately meeting West’s stage demands would’ve meant “disrupting the festival and compromising other acts to accomodate Kanye” and therefore the rapper was forced to withdraw altogether.

Meanwhile, the official Coachella Twitter has begun announcing the lineup one artist at a time so keep your eyes peeled in the coming days.

TMZ‘s gossip mongers also reported that Childish GambinoJustin Timberlake and Rihanna are ~rumoured~ to be headlining which, if true, will 1000 per cent make up for Ye’s absence, imo.