Kanye West - Kanye West: I'm like Willy Wonka

Kanye West says he's like Willy Wonka.

The 'Yeezus' rapper, who has compared himself to late Apple boss Steve Jobs in the past, says he shares many odd character traits with the eccentric candy maker from Roald Dahl's book and the subsequent films - including the 2005 version starring Johnny Depp.

Speaking to American radio station WPGC, Kanye said: ''I want to be as unrealistic as possible. The worst thing about me comparing myself to Steve Jobs is that it's too realistic of an idea. What I need to say is I'm more like Willy Wonka.''

Although Kanye didn't elaborate too much about why he idolises Willy, he added: ''I'm trying to get as close to a dream state as possible. That's the reason why people be doing yoga, drink, smoke weed, pop molly (illegal drug MDMA).

''Whatever you do, it's like people want to get into that dream state. And I'm not promoting any of that.''

He joked: ''I'm not promoting yoga in no type of way!

''But I'm just saying that, you just want to be, you know, I want to be as surreal as possible.''

Kanye, 36, also extended a dinner invite to President Barack Obama - who advised young Americans not to aspire to be like the rap star and also called him a ''jackass'' - insisting they could talk their issues through.

The 36-year-old hip-hop mogul believes the president only spoke about him and his fiancée Kim Kardashian for ''entertainment value'' and to try and connect with young voters.

The hip-hop star said: ''What I'm saying is, man, we can go to dinner. It's all good.

''At the end of the day, even for the president, it's an entertainment value. If he's talking about my girl or he's talking about me, he's just trying to lighten the mood up to show that he's personable and he knows what's happening in pop culture.''


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