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Report: Kanye West allegedly turns down Coachella performance due to failed negotiation over stage design

ABC/Randy HolmesKanye West may not be bringing his self-proclaimed genius to life at Coachella 2019 after all, TMZ reports

On Wednesday, the outlet revealed that the negotiations between Ye’s team and the festival coordinators did not end in a mutual agreement. According to the report, the organizers’ of the annual music event were not able to meet the Kids See Ghosts rapper’s demands for his anticipated stage design. “These 40×60 stages are so archaic,” an alleged “source” told TMZ. “It’s the same type of stage on which Shakespeare’s works were performed hundreds of years ago.”

Kanye was one of several rumored headliners for the 2019 edition of the Indio-set festival. The short list of rumored acts included Justin TimberlakeRihanna and Childish Gambino. If Ye were to perform at this year’s Coachella, it would serve as a follow up to his monumental set at the festival in 2011. 

A return to the annual music summit would also make quite a lot of sense for the seasoned producer, considering he spent the previous year rolling out a marathon of G.O.O.D. Music releases including Ye and Pusha T‘s Grammy-nominated DAYTONA

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