Kanye West now has a new unlikely rival in the shape of Ohio police officer, David Oliver, who told the rapper, “Check yourself, before you wreck yourself.”
Oliver’s comments come days after West compared his work as a millionaire rapper who performs once a night for two to three hours to that of police officers and soldiers in a war.
During an interview with Saturday Night Online’s radio show, he stated, “I think about my family and I’m like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, or like war or something. You’re literally going out to do your job every day, knowing that something could happen to you.”
Wow, Mr West. Simply Wow. I mean, I suppose he could slip on stage, but surely that the fact that he has his own small army of security guards between him and the crowd that has paid to see him means that any wannabe miscreants can’t get to him.
Police veterans and officers from across the country and the world have now looked to respond to West’s remarks.
David Oliver, Brimfield Ohio’s police chief, was taken it upon himself to question West, and he has labeled him “as misguided as they come” and “ignorant.”
He then added, “Entertainers thinking they are something more than just entertainers” and this is “part of the problem in the world today.”
Oliver wrote his thoughts to West on his department’s Facebook page as part of an open letter, which read:
“I know it is supply and demand and the demand for your services is high. I get economics.”
“What I do not get is you EVER comparing what you do for a living to our heroic military members, who are always in harm’s way… and my brother and sister police officers who have to go to work carrying weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest to protect themselves.”
Oliver’s hilarious, and highly sarcastic, correspondence to West also saw him suggest that the musician should “abandon [his] career as a super star and join the military.”
“Since you are accustomed to danger … I would like you to volunteer to be deployed in Afghanistan or one of the numerous other forward locations where our men an[d] women are currently serving.”
“When the Taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow. It could be something like ‘I’m Kanye West, wearing a flak vest.’ I’m sure they would just drop weapons and surrender. You could quite possibly end all wars, just from the enemy being star-struck.”
What do you think of Kanye West? Did you like David Oliver’s letter to him?
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