Kanye West: People look at me like I’m Hitler
August 8, 2011 7:15PM
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Updated: September 10, 2011 12:40AM
Kanye West says he feels like people look at him like Hitler. The 34-year-old Chicago rapper was the headline act Saturday at England’s Big Chill music festival, where he ranted in the middle of his set about being misunderstood and underappreciated.
“I walk through the hotel and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I’m f---ing insane, like I’m Hitler,” he said. “One day the light will shine through and one day people will understand everything I ever did.”
West received light boos from the crowd as a result.
The performer also defended the video for his song “Monster,” which features cannibalism and girls hanging from their necks.
“Who saw the video before it got banned, before they took it down and before women’s groups starting saying that a person that lost the most important woman in his life is now against women in some way?” asked West, referring to the 2007 death of his mother, Donda West.
West, who started his set roughly 30 minutes late, apologized to the crowd for his tardiness, saying he needed to make sure his performance was great.
The multiplatinum-seller is known for his outspokenness, most notably his dis toward Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, where he grabbed the microphone from her as she accepted a prize to say Beyonce should have won it.