Kanye West has reportedly pulled out of headlining Coachella later this year due to a disagreement about his stage setup.
Although his slot was yet to be officially announced, the rapper was strongly rumoured to be headlining the event. West last headlined the Californian music festival in 2011.
Now according to TMZ, West has pulled out of the 2019 event because he didn’t want to perform on the festival’s traditional 40×60 foot stage because it was “artistically limiting.”
“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,” a source told the website.
When the festival organisers were unwilling to accommodate West’s demands, they allegedly parted ways.
Meanwhile, West has teased a 2024 presidential campaign in a new Twitter tirade. He also praised Trump and campaigned for “free thought”.
“Just so in 2019 you know where I stand,” he continued. “They will not program me. Blacks are 90% Democrats. That sounds like control to me.”
West then retweeted praise from his fans, before adding: “Love everyone.”
“We will change the world. God is on my side. I am a Christian. I am a tax payer. I am myself. God is with us,” he tweeted.
“Free thought,” he added, before tweeting: “2024,” seemingly teasing that he’ll be running for the President of the United States in that year. Last month, Pusha T said that West is no longer wearing his ‘Make America Great Again’ hat.
However, in more tweets last night (January 1), West wrote: “From now on I’m performing with my mutherfucking hat on.
“One of my favorite of many things about what the Trump hat represents to me is that people can’t tell me what to do because I’m black,” he added.