Every week you hear a new bizarre Kanye West story.
This time rumors alleged that the G.O.O.D. Music rapper went on a rant about being the next Nelson Mandela.
Over the weekend several news media portals published stories claiming that Kanye West says he will be greater than Mandela by the time he reaches 95 years old.
Kanye West says he's the next Nelson Mandela… Maybe he is, let's stick him in jail for 27 years just to make sure.
— Broadcast Coffee (@BroadcastCoffee) December 7, 2013
Yesterday Kanye West took to his Twitter page to downplay the reports calling them false. West could be correct since the website, The Currant, that first published the story labeled itself a Satirical newspaper, another website like The Onion.
This is what Kanye West said on Twitter:
“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.”