Police Chief Tells Kanye West to 'Join the Military' After Rapper Compares Self to Soldiers

Police Chief David Oliver has a simple answer for Kanye West after hearing the rapper compare himself to a soldier or cop.

"Join the military."

The OH-based law enforcer lashed out at West via Facebook after the star said his life as a celebrity puts him in constant danger, similar to what a police officer or U.S. soldier faces.

I know it is supply and demand and the demand for your services is high,” Oliver wrote to West in an open letter posted Thursday morning on his department’s Facebook page. “I get economics. What I do not get is you EVER comparing what you do for a living to our heroic military members, who are always in harm’s way… and my brother and sister police officers who have to go to work carrying weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest to protect themselves.”

In the open letter, rife with sarcasm in many parts, Oliver suggested West “abandon [his] career as a super star and join the military.



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