As we all know by now, Kanye West loves to come out with bizarre quotes that most of the time make him look a bit silly.
But despite his unique skill in this field, West has now usurped himself with the mother of all remarks regarding his life as a celebrity. The infamous rapper has now compared his life being bombarded by the press to that of the Civil Rights Movement.
According to TMZ, West made the comments during his recent deposition following his physical coming together with a photographer last July.
The website reported: “Kanye says there’s a parallel between blacks fighting for civil rights in the ’60s and celebs fighting for theirs today: ‘I mean in the ’60s people used to hold up ‘Die N****r’ signs when my parents were in the sit-ins also.’ Goldberg asks if he equates the struggle of blacks in the past with celebrities today and Kanye says, “Yes, 100… I equate it to discrimination. I equate it to inequalities.”
Now there’s no denying the fact that even though West is married to one of the most beautiful women in the world in Kim Kardashian, has earned millions of dollars performing as a rapper, and has adoring fans across the entire globe, the amount of press attention that he receives must surely be overwhelming.
However to actually compare it to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, which saw millions of Americans fight to try and bring equal rights to people of every minority and sex, is clearly pushing it a bit too far.
This isn’t the first time in the last month that West has compared his plight to a larger global issue. During a concert on July 4, West stated that the way he is treated by the paparazzi is like being raped.
“I don’t care what you do in life, everybody needs a day off, everybody has the right to say, ‘You know what, I need a minute to breathe,” he declared, according to the Huffington Post. “I want to bring my family to the movies without 30 motherf****** following me. Everybody here, they like sex right? Sex is great when you and your partner are like, ‘Hey, this is what we both want to do.’ But if one of those people don’t want to do that, what is that called? That’s called rape. That is called violation.”
Of course, it’s easy for us to laugh at West’s remarks when we don’t have to live with being followed on a daily basis by the world’s press. But we would probably resonate with his predicament more if he didn’t make such outlandish comments that you can’t help but immediately laugh at.
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