Kanye West Compares Himself to a Slave

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Kanye West says some crazy stuff sometimes.

He believes he's the Michael Jordan of music. He thinks he's treated like Hitler. And now he's compared himself to a slave.

On a podcast with Bret Easton Ellis this week, Kanye went off on a rant about how his creative freedom has been taken away from the haters.

"I felt like the main character [in Twelve Years a Slave]," the rapper said of the Oscar-contending film. "And what I'm dealing with even as a mega-popular rich celebrity, you know, 'Fuck you, who do you think you are to complain about anything?' situation that I'm in."

So it sounds like West feels shackled (like a slave!) because he isn't free to express himself (like a slave!) without someone giving him his comeuppance (JUST like a slave!).

"You start doing more research and say, 'Hey, I want to be a part of the creative conversation and be able to make money off of that also.' They stop you right there and say, 'You can't be a part of that conversation,' or they'll give you a one-off," Kanye added.

"At Louis Vuitton I did one shoe. At Nike I did two shoes but they spread them apart over four years and they had the most impact possible. I kind of saw that side of what it was, as a creative, to be free, the parallel to the main character in Twelve Years a Slave. When it was taken away from me, it felt like what it felt like as a creative to be enslaved."

Good luck following West's logic on this one, folks.

This is the same podcast, by the way, in which Kanye insulted Zappos and Zappos responded with the ultimate retort.

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People, people, people...Kanye gon' have his day of hellfire poured out on him just like Jay Z's ass. Lord, please forgive me for what I'm bout to say, and I'm gon seek forgiveness but my flesh just jumped all ova my spirit man. Kanye and Jay Z, if yah keep playing with God like y'all been doing, u gon end up roasting in hell. Yeezus and Jay Hova, like u Jesus and Jehovah. If u that invincible let somebody nail yah ass to the cross. You punk asses need to quit. Call me a hypocrite if u will. When tha hell did y'all become God. Now I'm gonna pray and ask God to forgive me, then I'm gon pray that He dispatch His angels to jet y'all asses on to hell..Two demons..

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Kanye is taking the criticism too hard, and too personal. People just like to give back to part of the stars what they have dished out. People like Kanye ok, and he is being a pretty good husband and father which is good. He just overstates his talent, as there are many talented musicians. As far as being controlled being an artist or being a slave, maybe every artist and musician anymore is a slave to the Illuminati, and it is not good, so fight back.

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I wish this MF'er would die in a car wreck. Typical racist who is starving for attention. You would think his baby mamma and kid give him contentment but know.....This black racist keeps going back to the race card. Slavery? Yeah- those of us who keep hearing his name are slaves to the air waves.

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Kanye west should know by now that the Elites are so over him and truly tired of his Rants and his outburst ok. I would not be surprised at all if kanye west comes up sacrificed. The sacrifice would be for kim kardashian to gain her A-list spot.Lord please forgive me.I do not wish anything bad on a person but remember who kanye west is now associating with the wicked evil CURSED family of the kardashian clan. It has come to everything that kanye west said he would not do about when it comes to the kardashian it has been the total opposite so sad.Peace.

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This talentless lunkhead displays his ignorance to stir the pot -- just like his baby mama shows her T&A. They both have nothing to showcase but their egos!

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WORSE THAN THIS WOOL TURD ... IS DON IMUS ... THE OLD DRUG ADDICT ON THE ABC RADIO !!!! THIS HALF-A-HOOK NOSE-ARAB , HAS A HORSE FACED FUGLY , AND MOSTLY ARAB - A-TRYING-TO-PASS-FOR-WHITE , HUMP NOSED , RAT FACE WIFE !!! THIS PIG BORE HIM THE RETARDED LOOKING , RED HAIRED GOVERNEMTN MULE , MUCUS DRIPPING SON HE CALLS --- "WYATT" PIGEON ERP !!!! NOW .... THIS CHASTITY BONO FREAKY LOOKING REJECT ATTACTS KIDS WITH SYMBOLS OF WHITE AMERICAN HERITAGE AND POWER ON THEIR SHIRT AND TELLS THEM TO TAKE IT OFF !!!! THE LAST TIME HE PULLED THIS , A WHITE TEEN BROKE THE PIGEON ERPS NOSE !!! THESE FILTHY IMUS TRAITORS ARE IN WITH THE COLOREDS IN SABOTAGEING AND ATTEMPTING TO DEFILE OUR GREAT WHITE NATION !!!!

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This lowlife species makes me physically sick, he embodies all the stereo typical vulgar traits attributed to black men. He does black men no justice and the only thing he is a Slave to is his own egotistical ego and no matter how much he strokes it. Kanye you are a LITTLE MAN in every aspect especially your Brain!

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SLAVES DID AN HONEST DAYS WORK !!! THIS HERE LAGOON NIGGER MAY LOOK LIKE A SLAVE ... BUT DOESNT OBEY THE MASTER LIKE A GOOD SLAVE ... AND NEVER DID A LICK FO HONEST WORK IN IT'S CHOCOLATELY EXISTENCE !!!1

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