Kanye West had a "nervous breakdown" after his disastrous Yeezy fashion show.

Kanye West

Kanye West

The 39-year-old rapper has reportedly fired 30 members of staff following his clothing line's much-maligned New York Fashion Show presentation, in which models fainted and could barely walk in ill-fitting shoes.

A source told New York Post's Page Six column: "He [Kanye] had his agent fire all 30 of his staff after the fashion show and got rid of his phone so people can only contact him via e-mail. He had a nervous breakdown after the show, and that's what triggered it all."

However, another source close to the 'Famous' rapper claimed that whilst the star was undoubtedly upset with how the show had been received, he had not suffered from a "breakdown".

They told the publication: "He didn't have a 'nervous breakdown.' Some people got let go, and there was a reorganisation of others who he moved back to the music side of things. He's a grown-up. He was reflective and disappointed in how things went . . . He took stock in what people were saying and he was disappointed. But he's more determined than ever to get that stuff right. And as far as throwing away his cellphone? If he did, then it's not the first time. He always does that."

It certainly wouldn't be the first time the 'Gold Digger' hitmaker has discarded his phone, as he recently tweeted that he would be ditching the device in order to be more creative.

He wrote: "I got rid of my phone so I can have air to create."

For the time being, Kanye - who has children North, three, and Saint, nine months, with wife Kim Kardashian West - is leaving his fashion flop behind him as he focuses his efforts into his music and his 'Saint Pablo Tour'.

The insider added: "The tour is breaking attendance records. It's been amazing for Kanye."

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