Paging Mark Wahlberg, paging Mark Wahlberg. Thanks to Kanye West, the world is in need of another epic smackdown directed at celebrities who compare their ridiculously opulent lives to the stresses of serving in the military. I think Wahlberg said it best when he said, "How f*ckin' dare you!" -- but maybe he has some even stronger language for Yeezus, whose job is "like being a police officer or like war or something."
I am not even making this up: Kanye West recently said the dangers of performing his shows in front of a live audience are so extreme, it's like being cop or a soldier. And wait until you hear what he said about how he'll someday have to explain to his daughter how he and Kim Kardashian had to fight ... fight for ideas, fight for creativity, fight for thought. They had to FIGHT SO HARD, you guys.
And here I thought Kim initially earned her fame via a sex tape. Kanye just schooled me so hard.
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It's not exactly unusual for Kanye to share some sort of incredibly weird observation about his life (he recently compared himself to a slave), but he may have outdone himself this weekend with a SaturdayNightOnline interview that included a lengthy discussion about the dangers he faces onstage.
I’m just giving of my body on stage ... I’m putting my life at risk. This is like being a police officer or like war or something. 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. You could actually slip on that stage.
Here's the video, which gets even stranger as he goes along:
You know, it's really -- REALLY -- easy to make fun of Kanye West, but do you ever get the impression that he's actually sort of ... maybe not entirely ... a few beers short of a ... like he could benefit from some talk therapy and possibly a psychopharmaceutical prescription or two? I'm just saying, whenever I see him do interviews like this, I start out thinking he sounds like a pompous idiot and then I wonder about how he seems to so fervently believe the insane things he says. Like the moment at 0:08 in the video when he says he's putting his life at risk and his eyes get all wide? Dude. *raises eyebrows meaningfully, slowly twirls finger next to temple*
Crazy or just crazy like a fox for publicity, I'm thinking comparing himself to a soldier isn't going to go over well with many folks. To borrow another eloquent phrase from Mr. Wahlberg, "I don’t give a fuck what you did, you don’t do what these guys do."
What do you think of Kanye's latest declarations?
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