Kanye West is no stranger to controversy. He’s always making comments that make headlines, but the ones he made over the weekend went too far.
During a performance at the Big Chill music festival Saturday night in England, Kanye compared himself to Adolf Hitler and Michael Jordan. Because they’re the same??
"I walk through the hotel and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I'm f**king insane ... like I'm Hitler." He continued, "One day the light will shine through and one day people will understand everything I ever did."
Moments later, Kanye added, "Michael Jordan changed so much in basketball, he took his power to make a difference. It's so much f**king going on in music right now and somebody has to make a f**king difference."
And we thought he went too far when he interrupted Taylor Swift during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. This is about 125 times worse.
Apparently he was really angry about his music video “Monster”, which featured women hanging from their necks, being banned. He told the crowd he felt unappreciated and misunderstood.
Sure, he’s very talented and makes amazing music, but come on Kanye! WTF is all this Hitler talk? So unnecessary. And soooo inappropriate!
It was so inappropriate that the crowd, who paid good money to see him perform, even booed him!
It’s also no coincidence that he make the controversial comments the same week his new album “Watch the Throne” with Jay-Z comes out. Their new album is available on iTunes tonight at midnight.
They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, and his Hilter comments may result in higher sales, but it's still going a bit too far.
And while he was making stupid comments about Hilter, he paid tribute to the late Amy Winehouse as well. To close the show, which started 30 minutes late, Kanye told the 40,000-strong crowd about a chance meeting with Amy. “I was at Paris fashion week a few years ago with my fiancée at that time,” he said. “We went to a house party and I met this beautiful, amazing, talented and funny woman. This is in memory of her.”
Kanye and Jay-Z’s "Watch the Throne" features many all-star collaborations, including with RZA, Q-Tip and Beyonce, who sings on the single "Lift Off." Will you buy the album after all this controversy? Or do you think his dumb comments won’t make a difference in sales?