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What Kanye West has to say about all the talk over his comparison to Nelson Mandela

rs_560x415-131209131350-1024.kayne-nelson.cm.12913_copyOn Friday, a satirical online publication, The Daily Currant, wrote that Kanye West likened himself to Nelson Mandela. The publication borrowed phrases from Kanye’s vernacular and things they think he probably would say to create a series of quotes of the rapper comparing himself to Nelson Mandela. Taking into consideration Kanye’s braggadocious comments as of late, it doesn’t seem like it would be that far of a stretch. But it was. It was all a ploy to get people to click on their story. And it worked. The story spread like wildfire with people expressing outrage at “Kanye’s disrespect.”

I didn’t think he would address this one but then again, when people are sullying his name, Kanye is quick to step in. This time he kept it clean and just refuted the false, satirical claims and instead showed respect for Mandela and his legacy.Screen-Shot-2013-12-09-at-5.04.54-PM

Props to Kanye for this one. He knows what’s up. But a question for you all, we all understand satire. It makes a lot of things fair game. But we are all aware that Nelson’s Mandela’s name is “trending” so to speak right now. We also know that this comment certainly wouldn’t garnered any attention had Mandela not transitioned recently. Does anyone else find it a bit cheap and sleazy that this outlet used Mandela’s death to get a few clicks or is it all fair game?

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  1. obinna lawrence

     /  December 10, 2013

    Yea am with u.. D dude makes bin arrogant look easy.. Hateful and annoying.. Do hope he looses everyting, dat will definitely put him on d righht track

  2. Yemie

     /  December 10, 2013

    Kanye should just sit still for a while, just a ‘lil while, and shut the flying ‘F’ up. Of course he’s looking to get some attention from all of this, and it just sickens me to my marrows. I don’t get why some people will look to achieve whatever from others’ anguish and grief. Its not like he’s ever been an epitome of virtues and responding to your question, its soo cheap and sleazy but then again; its Kanye, so no surprises there, none whatsoever.

    Obama was right afterall, Kanye’s a jacka$$, and chipping mine in, I say he’s a sleazeball, all hail the king of douche bags!

  3. nik

     /  December 10, 2013

    ah yemmieeee, leave the sleazeball alone.

    • Yemie

       /  December 10, 2013

      Ok o, for your sake, and ONLY for your sake, I go free am. At least, we’re on the same page as per him being the ultimate sleazeball, he takes the crown hands down. LMAO!

  4. anderson

     /  December 10, 2013

    I think y’all are missing the point here. It’s nt Kanye that’s d sleazeball here. It’s d media house. If anything he responded in a mature manner to this one.

    • Yemie

       /  December 10, 2013

      @ Anderson. I understand perfectly what you’re saying and I see the misconception now, I also put my foot in my mouth but do not blame us though, Kanye’s records are not squeaky clean and i’ll bet that this is the reason why the media house found him an easy target. He brought this upon himself with all his past misdeeds. Thanks a bunch for pointing it out.


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