Published Aug 08, 2011While in the past, rapper Kanye West has referred to himself in song as a douchebag and a monster, a recent concert claim comparing himself to Adolf Hitler proved too much for an English crowd, who booed his inflammatory comment.
As seen in a video on TMZ, West was ranting in between songs at the Big Chill music festival in England on Saturday night (August 6) when he began to go off on a bizarre, self-deprecating tangent.
"I walk through the hotel and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I'm fucking insane... like I'm Hitler," he said before adding, "One day the light will shine through and one day people will understand everything I ever did."
Apparently, the crowd didn't take kindly to the speech and began booing the hip-hop icon. You can hear at least one dude shouting "shut the fuck up" in the clip.
West then reportedly tried to smooth things over by saying he needs to be more like basketball great Michael Jordan, who changed the sport one dunk at a time.
"Michael Jordan changed so much in basketball, he took his power to make a difference. It's so much fucking going on in music right now and somebody has to make a fucking difference."
Perhaps in attempts to make that difference, West has rolled out a new subscription service, where you can, um, follow his life. As the A.V. Club points out, Ye has teamed up with ad agency GlobalHue to launch the service, which for $3.99 a month will grant you webcasts to the upcoming Watch the Throne tour.
But check out what you get for $4.99 a month: "[Kanye's] exercise routine; what he eats on tour and instructional videos about how to prepare those items by his personal chef; a '720-degree' concert experience; rehearsals for the show; a documentary about Kanye called-- appropriately-- 'Me'; and his animated series called 'Runaway.'"
Watch the Throne dropped digitally today (August 8), with a physical release coming Friday (August 12). There is also a deluxe version set for August 22. That package features art by Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy and "turns into a cross-like shape printed on gold mylar with Tisci's patterns embossed throughout. The package also includes an 18-panel poster that features Tisci's artwork, as well as lyrics to the entire album."