Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Kanye West denies comparing himself to Nelson Mandela saying he would never 'dishonor or trivialize' the inspiring leader
Rapper Kanye West has denied reports that he compared himself to Nelson Mandela.
In a series of tweets, Kanye has explained how he was misquoted and set the record straight over his supposed comments.
The Daily Currant had run a 'fake' interview with Kanye, where they quoted him as saying 'I liberate minds with my music. That’s more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever.'
Taking to Twitter, Kanye wrote: 'Despite recent media reports, I've never said anything to dishonor or trivialize the life or transition of one of the most inspiring leaders'.
Adding: 'At a young age my mother taught me the importance of his work. Mandela sacrificed his life for the betterment of mankind.'