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Kanye West sure knows how to draw controversy.

West has always been a divisive figure in the music industry but there's no doubt that his popularity cannot be ignored.
So the thought of West headlining one of the biggest music festivals in North America is certainly news that would be welcomed by many music fans.
However new reports claim that West suddenly pulled out of playing Coachella this year after the festival organisers refused to build the rapper a massive dome.
According to Billboard Kanye West sprung the massive request on Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett just two days before he was set to be announced as one of the stars of the desert festival.
West reportedly asked Tollett to construct a giant, custom-built dome in the middle of the festival grounds which he would perform on instead of the Coachella main stage.
Senior executives from Coachella's parent company Goldenvoice are said to have told West that building a stage that size would be impossible in the space of four months and would require the AEG-owned concert promoter to rearrange the entire festival site and remove a large section of portable bathrooms.
West reportedly became annoying upon hearing this saying that he was an artist with a creative vision who shouldn't be spending his time talking about port-a-potties.
Sources say that at West had taken the call while on vacation with his family and said it was Goldenvoice's responsibility to deal with the bathrooms and then hung up abruptly.
Despite the commotion promoters managed to contact talent manager Scooter Braun to book Ariana Grande as a replacement for West before the day was over.
Braun who used to work with Kanye severed all professional ties with the rapper back in December.
Previously Australian psychedelic powerhouse Tame Impala had been enlisted as the top headliner act after Justin Timberlake pulled out after his rescheduled tour dates due to bruised vocal cords conflicted with Coachella's radius clause.
West had been in talks to appear at the festival for several years, and as the January lineup announcement approached, his representatives had been pushing Goldenvoice to build the dome for West, away from the main stage and large enough to house a big portion of the 125,000 fans who flock to the Empire Polo Fields in California. every April.
West would play in the centre of the dome, and the dome would be kitted out with high-tech production and immersive video.

 

 

 

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