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Kanye Is Like Murdered Jews, Hitler, Says Kanye

He is practically begging Drake to respond!

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Jay-Z (R) and Kanye West (L) performing together in March.(Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for VEVO)

On Saturday night, performing in Britain, rapper Kanye West compared himself to Hitler—but in a good way. “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,” he told the crowd, to modest boos. “One day the light will shine through and one day people will understand everything I ever did.” Just … like with Hitler? No, just not like with Hitler, okay.

On Watch the Throne, his new album with Jay-Z—which dropped on iTunes Sunday morning—one track, “Who Gon Stop Me,” begins with Kanye rapping, “This is something like the Holocaust/Millions of our people lost.” Like because of Hitler?

Kanye has played with overstating the tragedy of the black experience in America—or, some would say, with arguing that what are commonly taken as overstatements of that experience are in fact apt—before. “I treat the cash the way government treats AIDS,” he rapped on “Gorgeous,” the second track on last year’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. “I won’t be satisfied till all my n***as get it. Get it?” (Get it?)

Still, to compare yourself both to Hitler and to Hitler’s Jewish victims in the span of a few hours takes plenty of chutzpah. Maybe Drake isn’t the most Jewish member of his feud with Kanye after all? In a subsequent verse of “Who Gon Stop Me,” Kanye compares himself to the sportscasters Marv Albert and Howard Cosell, two extremely Jewish men. Drake, speak up!

How Hated? Kanye West Likens Himself to Hitler [ArtsBeat]
Earlier: Jewish Rapper’s Bickering Beef With Kanye

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Marc R says:

What makes Marv and Cosell “extremely Jewish”? That they wear toupees? Are they from Brooklyn? They changed their original surnames (Aufrichtig and Cohen)?

Marty Glickman, I would understand.

Daniel Brenner says:

Extreme Jewish… their portraits once hung in Mendy’s Deli.

Marc Tracy says:

@Marc R I think you just answered your own question

Jacob Silverman says:

I still can’t believe HBO convinced these guys to make an entire album about “Game of Thrones.”

Garry says:

What is this mishagas all about? A new take on Jewish life? This is rubbish.

SO WHAT ! says:

Jews should stop complaining. What more do you want. The so called Strife of jews has been overstated and falsified. Rock on Andy R dick

I was in the crowd at this show and this quote is completely out of context, he was lamenting at the way the mainstream media twist his every act and try to present him (an outspoken black man) as a monster, as a villain (as hitler). This article is a prime-example of what he was talking about. He was in no way comparing himself to Hitler as a positive, rather a negative that he is very unhappy about, hence the rant.


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Kanye Is Like Murdered Jews, Hitler, Says Kanye

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