Is Kanye West in the middle of a long con of a performance piece, or does he actually believe the piffle he's spouting? During a chat with the radio show SaturdayNightOnline, the ego-fueled creative genius claimed that when he performs, he's exposed to dangers not unlike those faced by a soldier or a police officer (listen here).
"I'm just giving of my body on the stage and putting my life at risk, literally," he said, a reference to how he performs atop two mountain-like stages during his Yeezus tour. "If I slipped … this is, like, being a police officer or something or like war or something."
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"Like you're literally going out to do your job every day knowing that something could happen to you, verbally from the press bashing you, something could happen to you from people not liking you anymore 'cause of your records, [or] you could actually slip on that stage," he explained. "But we're walking this tightrope and fighting for creativity and fighting for ideas and fighting for thought."
Yes, Yeezy could slip, or succumb to spontaneous human combustion, like a Spinal Tap drummer. But considering he has safety measures out the wazoo, and that he makes millions to "risk" his neck for pure entertainment value, the correlation seems flawed.
But in Kanye's mind, riding a motorcycle with naked fiancée Kim Kardashian appears to be part of an ongoing battle, one he's shared with their 6-month-old daughter, North.
"I was explaining to my daughter one day that me and her mother, we had to fight for this position that we'll finally have," he said.
(Personally, we always thought Kim's "Keeping Up With the Kardashians"-filmed marital meltdown with Kris Humphries rivaled the invasion of Normandy.)
Kanye, who has also equated himself to Steve Jobs and Walt Disney, went on to liken his current life of being "extremely famous" and expressing "the art of the truth" to "The Hunger Games." Katniss had no comment.