Kanye West would like to set the record straight about what he says are false media reports about comments he made after the death of Nelson Mandela. On Friday (December 6), The Daily Currant posted a false interview claiming to be of Kanye West. Apparently, a few sites picked up the story and didn’t notice that the site was a satirical comedic site and the entire interview was made up. The site quoted Kanye as stating:
I’m only 36 years old, and when I look at everything I’ve accomplished, it’s the only comparison that makes any sense…By the time I’m 95, I’m going to be a bigger hero than he ever was.
On Monday, Kanye disputed these reports, pointing his finger at the media, writing:
Respect to Mandela, his family and his legacy. Despite recent media reports, I’ve never said anything to dishonor or trivialize the life or transition of one of the most inspiring leaders … I’d like to address the false stories and noise that have been engineered by the media…At a young age my mother taught me the importance of his work. Mandela sacrificed his life for the betterment of mankind….Thank you, Mandela, for your life’s work and may it serve as a guiding light to illuminate our future…
[Twitter, Hip Hop DX]