Kanye West Proclaims Self New King of Pop?

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Michael Jackson has been dead a whole month. That means it's totally time to anoint someone the new King of Pop, and Kanye West thinks he knows just the guy:

Kanye West.

Okay, not really. But would you be surprised?

This is all a sham, as Scrape TV made up a faux interview in which it quoted West as saying so. And as with some satirical jokes that just hit too close to home, the Onion-esque story was picked up as legit by multiple sources.

Ace Showbiz, Celebuzz, the Superficial and a handful of other news sites all reported Kanye's claims as fact. While that's shoddy reporting, and the joke on them, it shows what an egomaniac Kanye West is that this would be blindly accepted:

A Kanye Photo

Despite what some celeb gossip sites are reporting, Kanye West made no quotes about being the new King of Pop. But he probably did think it. [Photos: Fame Pictures]

"You know everyone loves and respects Michael, but times change," the humble star said. "It's sad to see Michael gone, but it makes a path for a new King of Pop."

"I'm willing to take that on. There's nobody who can match me in sales and in respect, so it only makes sense for me to take the crown and become the new King."

"First there was Elvis, then Michael, now in the 21st century it's Kanye's time to rule. I have nothing but respect for Michael, but someone needs to pick up where he left off, and there's nobody better than me to do that. I am the new King of Pop."

Unfortunately, these quotes are all made up. Reports of him hooking up with Kim Kardashian and sparking her breakup with Reggie Bush? Less clear.

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Clive. Kanye will NEVER BE the king of pop!

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hallo hatters , hate kanye west or love him but remember he is still on top . natebrah dont you fuck with me and dont say shit about me coz you dont know me . this is about kanye not me , everyone has got his point of view and l think kanye is great, l love kanye's music.

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who is this Kanye West?? he doesn't have good songs even. that mother fucker wants to be king of pop.what about "king of shit" .he is a real auto tune fucker... no one can gets MJs place. he is real.. and genuine ,. he the true king of pop forever,. not this ass hole Kanye West.

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Clive go choke on Cock. Kanye is a piece of racist garbage.
He thinks so highly of himself its disgusting. Fucking idiot.

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kanye is the man , l mean his word counts since he is the new king of pop

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Michael Jackson is the King forever. These made-up Kanye West quotes reaffirm that the media LIES and decieves.
This thing is just getting started...

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i think that micheal should be the king of pop for ever :)

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No one was a bigger "King Of Addiction" than Elvis Presley. Both MJJ and Elvis died pretty much the same way: isolated and abusing prescription drugs. How soon we forget.... As for Kanye, he's just delusional.

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King of pop should rightfully go to Stevie Wonder! He is the king!

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It's been a very long time since Michael Jackson was the so-called king of pop. Seems it would be more accurate to rename him the king of addiction.

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