No, Kanye West Did NOT Say He’s “The Next Nelson Mandela”


I know what you are saying, “Please tell me that’s not true!” On the other hand it wouldn’t be too surprising that the man that calls himself Yeezus would do such a thing. With much surprise I have to tell you that no, Kanye West did not call himself the next Nelson Mandela.

A fake interview surfaced recently on The Currant where Kanye was interviewed by WGCI radio in Chicago. It had Kanye saying things such as, “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.” It went on to quote him to say many more outrageous things about the great late leader. Honestly though, at the beginning of this article you probably went “Ughh not again Kanye!.”

West took to Twitter to publicly disprove these rumors and said, “Despite recent media reports, I’ve never said anything to dishonor or trivialize the life or transition of one of the most inspiring leaders.” He went on to tweet a few more thoughts about Mandela and you can check that out after the jump.

Check out what more Kanye had to say about Nelson Mandela (for real this time)

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