Kanye West‘s outburst backstage at “Saturday Night Live” last month made the Web rounds rather quickly after audio surfaced of the rapper going off on “SNL” personnel. But during a recent appearance on The Breakfast Club, longtime Yeezy associate Consequence offered his take on what happened.
Angela Yee asked Cons about the highly-publicized tirade, and the Queens-born rapper dismissed any notion that it was a “meltdown.”
“When he’s saying, ‘Yo, let’s get it,’ it’s me and him talking,” Consequence explained. “That’s super bogus. I haven’t been around long enough to be a yes-man or a no-man. I’m just a man, and I’m going to call it 100.
“That wasn’t a meltdown, because he still did it. A meltdown would have been, ‘I’m leaving. I’m irrational. You can’t talk to me. You can’t talk to management. I’m not listening to anybody.’”
Consequence was also asked about another former West associate, Chicago rapper/activist Rhymefest, who called out West’s behavior last month. Cons reflected on his own up-and-down history with ‘Ye.
“As far as Rhymefest is concerned, my thing is this – everybody’s principality is different. I know for a fact that I’m not a hypocrite. I can’t speak for anyone else,” said Consequence. “When I wasn’t on that, I wasn’t on that. Could a dollar have fixed that? Yes, with the right dialogue. Our dialogue is what fixed me and Kanye.”