Kanye West: Celebrities Treated Like Blacks in 1960s

Kanye West: Celebrities Treated Like Blacks in 1960s

The most jaw-dropping comments from Kanye West’s just-released interview with GQ Magazine wasn’t that he confirmed giving a 45-minute toast to himself on his wedding day.

West, who lives to poke and provoke pop culture, compared being a celebrity in 2014 to what it felt like for black Americans during the 1960s. The rapper repeated the charge during the magazine Q&A.

And what I talked about in it was the idea of celebrity, and celebrities being treated like blacks were in the Sixties, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name,” he said.

“I said that in the toast. And I had to say this in a position where I, from the art world, am marrying Kim. And how we’re going to fight to raise the respect level for celebrities so that my daughter can live a more normal life. She didn’t choose to be a celebrity. But she is. So I’m going to fight to make sure she has a better life.

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