"Kanye's been on the show a lot of years, and it's always different," Michaels told E! News at the premiere of SNL alum Tina Fey's movie Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. "He's an artist, you know? A great artist."
Audio from the incident was leaked shortly after West's Feb. 13 performance and featured the rapper, 38, reportedly yelling, "Don't f--- with me" after finding out that producers had removed part of his set for the show.
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"That happened in his dressing room," Michael confirmed.
"When he did the 40th anniversary show – which I wanted him to be part of it – I had no idea what he was going to do, even 10 minutes before we went on the air. He arrived that day," Michaels said of West's past involvement with SNL. "But he just always delivers, and he's Kanye."
West's recent antics have left some concerned over the rapper's well-being, but wife Kim Kardashian West insists that people just "don't get him."