Kanye West will NOT be performing at Coachella in April, because negotiations fell apart, says TMZ.

Multiple sources tell us, the sticking point was the stage. Kanye made it clear he wouldn’t perform on a traditional 60×40 foot stage because it was “artistically limiting.” Goldenvoice, which produces the festival, would not allow the stage to be altered or removed for Ye’s performance. In the end, we’re told Kanye passed.

As one source put it, “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 Kanye source says after the Saint Pablo tour, Ye wants to give groundbreaking performances. As you know, the Saint Pablo stage moved over the crowd, and Kanye loved it.

The other rumored headliners for Coachella 2019 include Childish Gambino and Justin Timberlake. TMZ also mentions another name that’s apparently been floated around: Rihanna. The Coachella lineup typically gets announced around this time, so the final pieces are presumably being put into place…

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