After a spell of acting like a subdued elder statesman of the rap game, the Kanye West we know and love returned with another bizarre (and bigheaded) outburst that may cause you to face-palm yourself in confusion. Being anything but chill while performing at the Big Chill music festival in England, he ranted:
“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. One day the light will shine through and one day people will understand everything I ever did.”
The crowd booed (he also began his set a half hour late), but AirÃ‚Â Yeezy went on to say he wished to be remembered as the Air Jordan of the music world, not Hitler.
“Michael Jordan changed so much in basketball, he took his power to make a difference. It’s so much going on in music right now and somebody has to make a f–king difference.
Kanye’s collaboration with Jay-Z, Watch The Throne, drops today. The last time he turned on the rant full-blast was last fall, when he released his meisterwerk My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. So is Kanye delivering carefully timed rants in tandem with his albums? Or is he just nuts?
Until that glorious day when Kanye’s light touches us all, we may never know.