Kanye West Compares Himself To Hitler

Written by Michael Lambarde on Aug. 09, 2011

Kanye West is no stranger to controversy and that is exactly what he got into this week when he compared himself to Adolf Hitler. The incident occurred while he was at the U.K. Big Chill Mus Festival, where he addressed his “haters”.

“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 said in a six-minute rant. According to US, even some fans at the concert where shocked with the comparison, with some people chanting “shut the f— up” and giving him boos.

E! reports that it was due to criticism of his latest music video entitled Monster. The video features vampires eating their own flesh. The video was so controversial and polarizing that it was banned by several television stations, and led to West defending it, calling it “artistic”. He added, “It was thrown in the misogynistic box because they couldn’t understand [the video]”.