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Beats Per Millennium - Kanye responds to satirical story that some people thought was real

Kanye responds to satirical story that some people thought was real

So a site called ran a story about Kanye West declaring himself the new King of Pop. A bunch of people didn’t know it was satire because people are stupid. Then Kanye heard a rumor that he declared himself the King of Pop and he said all this on his blog:

I was just listening to Wendy Williams and heard some quote about me saying I’m the new King of Pop. Not only did I not say that, I haven’t said anything. It makes me feel bad that obviously I made people feel that I would be corny enough to say something so whack after the passing of an idol, a legend and more than that a human being with feelings and family. It scares me to think what people will believe, without even a source. Any random person can type something on the Internet and then the world believes it. I don’t talk to press or do TV or do promotions of any sort. I’ve stopped chasing and buying into fame. Fame is like cigarettes with no surgeon general warning. It destroys most people as it did to the true and only King of Pop. We exploit ourselves and eat our own egos ’till there is nothing left. I have a feeling that this won’t be the last false statement with my name on it, but this will be the last time I defend myself. I’m done.”

Somehow I don’t believe this is the last time he defends himself.

The apology also totally ignores the fact that…duh… Kanye is the new King of Pop.

Posted by Mike Denslow at Jul 31, 2009 09:57 PM