According to TMZ, American rapper, Kanye West, called off an anticipated return to Coachella after he and event organisers, Goldenvoice Productions failed to reach an agreement on the type of stage to be used at the renowned music festival.
The stage which is a traditional 60×40 foot podium according to Kanye is “artistically limiting” and a source even went as far to say, “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.”
The rapper is known to be very particular about the aesthetics of his performance art and that was reflected in the fanfare received from his 2016’s Saint Pablo Tour.
Kanye last made an appearance at Coachella in 2011 when he headlined alongside rock acts Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire and The Strokes.
Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande and more have since been announced to headline this year’s extravaganza.