Kanye West Compares Himself To Lead Character In 12 Years A Slave
They say his popularity is spiraling downhill because of Kim, but we think it’s because of ridiculous comments like this.
According to Radar Online:
He’s basically compared himself to Jesus Christ (Yeezus!) and even posed for a photo with arms outstretched in front of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, and now Kanye West is comparing himself to the lead character in Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years A Slave — and RadarOnline.com has all the details.
During a podcast with screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis on Monday, the two get into a discussion about the movie in which West then goes off on a rant about how — just like lead character Solomon Northrup — he, too, has been enslaved.
But unlike Northup, whose character is a free African American man that is abducted and sold into slavery, West says he feels enslaved when his creativity is taken away.
12 Years A Slave premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in August and has been universally applauded by critics.
“For me, I felt like the main character. In what I’m dealing with even as a mega-popular-rich-celebrity-f**k-you-who-do-you-think-you-are-to-complain-about-anything situation that I’m in, or in the past when I’ve dealt with attempting to create in other fields or in clothing, I’ve kind of been in this campaign that started with, ironically, my song, “New Slaves” where I was sitting in Paris and dealing with all of these companies that I promoted and I saw my friends promoted, and the reason literally why they would sell on Barney’s floors, is because me and Jay Z, everyone wore it,” West rambled.
“And it will be something that I sort of discovered maybe four years before that… putting it on trend. And then you start just doing more research and say, hey, I want to be part of the creative conversation and be able to make money off of that also, and they stop you right there and say, you can’t be a part of that conversation, or they give you a one-off, like, Louis Vuitton I did one shoe and Nike I did two shoes where they spread ‘em apart over four years and they had like, the most impact possible.
“And I kind of saw that side of what it was as a creative to be free, as the parallel of the main character in 12 Years A Slave. And then when it was taken away from me it felt like what it felt like as a creative to be enslaved, to have all of these ideas for product, things you were talking about earlier.”
The lead character in “12 Years A Slave” was taken from his family and forced into a life of servitude. Kanye is free to be an azzhole.