Kanye West Compares Paparazzi to Rapists During Bizarre Onstage Rant

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Kanye West has added his name to the growing list of celebrities who have used bizarre, inappropriate analogies to describe unwanted attention from the press.

First, Gwyneth Paltrow compared Internet hate to war trauma

Shortly thereafter, Charlize Theron likened tabloid gossip to rape

Now, Kanye has raised the bar and offended countless fans by comparing stars who have received unwelcome attention from paparazzi to victims of sexual assault.

Filling in for Drake at the Wireless Festival in London this weekend, Kanye stopped mid-performance and launched into one of his trademark rants. 

Witnesses say the content of his tirade caused the crowd to quickly turn against West:

"I want to bring my family to the movies without 30 motherf--kers following me," said Kanye. "Everybody here, they like sex, right? Sex is great when you and your partner are like, 'Hey, this is what we both want to do.'"

"But if one of those people doesn't want to do that, what is that called? That's called rape. That's called violation."

Attendees of the festival say that it was around this point in the roughly 20-minute speech that the crowd began to boo and walk away from the stage.

West, of course, is no stranger to controversy, and bizarre Kanye quotes have inspired countless Internet memes. The rapper's latest comments, however, may result in that rarest of Kanye moments: an apology.


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