Kanye West isn’t a liked man in many social circles and his hubristic attitude has apparently made it hard for him to go into public without being looked at like a Nazi leader.
West recently told a crowd at England’s Big Chill music festival:
“I walk through the hotel and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I’m (expletive) insane, like I’m Hitler.”
Not surprisingly the crowd didn’t cheer for the rapper, instead just light boo’s could be heard from a handful of concert attendees, while Kanye eventually added:
“One day the light will shine through and one day people will understand everything I ever did.”
Kanye West’s image probably wasn’t helped when he showed up at the concert 30 minutes late.
With his attack on Taylor Swift (yes I’m aware it was a long time ago but it still stands against his character), his attack on George Bush, his Hurricane Katrina comments and his various outbursts against other people while making claims that he’s the greatest person to ever live, it doesn’t surprise me that people look at him like an outcast.
Despite his negative image Kanye West remains one of the most dynamic musicians in the world with album sales totaling more than 10 million albums, while his “super-producer” status commands some of the highest paying per song deals in the industry.
Whether you love or hate Kanye West, it’s hard to deny the impact he has had on the hip-hop industry over the last decade and he doesn’t show any signs of slowing.