Kanye West Compares Celebrities To Civil Rights Pioneers [Details]
“I’m the smartest celebrity you’ve ever f—king dealt with. I’m not Britney Spears,” wasn’t the only interesting statement the Chi-town native made during his deposition in a case involving an attack on photographer Daniel Ramos at LAX in July 2013.
In fact the 37-year-old rapper apparently compared celebrities’ struggle today to that of Civil Rights activists in the ‘60s. Sounds like a interesting topic for a thesis paper.
West states in the the deposition obtained by TMZ, that there’s a parallel between blacks fighting for civil rights in the ’60s and celebs fighting for theirs today:
When the alleged victim’s attorney, Nate Goldberg, asked Ye if equates the struggle of blacks in the past with celebrities today, Kanye replied:
Goldberg also grilled West about his song “Flashing Lights” quoting a line, “Till I get flashed by the paparazzi, damn, these n—as got me.”
In which Kanye interrupts Goldberg saying “You have to ask for a hall pass […] You can’t say the ‘n’ word around me. It offends me because you’re a white person saying ‘n—a.’”
On a lighter note the deposition seems to have been with Kanye’s sarcasm, aside for the Britney Spears line. For example, when Goldberg asks Ye where he lives, Kanye replies, “Earth.” Classic!
What are your thoughts on Kanye’s comparisons of celebrities treatment to that of those in the civil right era.