Kanye West - Kanye West makes wedding speech about celebrity rights

Kanye West ditched a traditional wedding speech and instead chose to talk about celebrities and their rights.

The 37-year-old rapper - who married television personality Kim Kardashian in Florence, Italy in May - has revealed he spoke to guests for 45 minutes about how the couple intend to tackle the problem of celebrities and their image.

He told America's GQ magazine: ''What I talked about in it was the idea of celebrity, and celebrities being treated like blacks were in the '60s, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name. I said that in the toast.

''And I had to say this in a position where I, from the art world, am marrying Kim. And how we're going to fight to raise the respect level for celebrities so that my daughter can live a more normal life. She didn't choose to be a celebrity. But she is. So I'm going to fight to make sure she has a better life.''

The pair have 13-month-old daughter North together and are keen for themselves or her not to become just a famous face.

The 'Stronger' hitmaker explained that the change would only happen if there was a ''re-education'' of what celebrity means.

He added: ''One of the things that I said at the speech was, anyone that's at this table has had to defend me or Kim or both of us at some point in their life.

''Ask a boxer: 'In the third round, when he hit you from the side on your ear, how did that specifically feel?' You wouldn't ask a boxer that. Because you know they're there to fight. Meaning now you know I'm here to fight. I'm here to fight for the re-education of what celebrity is. To say, 'Yes, we are celebrities, but yes, we're also innovators, we're also inventors, we're also thoughtful.'''


Contactmusic

Tags: Kanye West - Kim Kardashian

Advertisement

More Kanye West

Kim Kardashian Celebrates 34th Birthday In Style With Husband Kanye West At Las Vegas Nightspot

Kim Kardashian took over Las Vegas on Friday night (October 24th) as she celebrated her 34th birthday in typically lavish style, with husband Kanye West...

Kanye West Collaborator Reveals Details Of 'Yeezus' Follow Up Album

Kanye West’s co-writer Malik Yusef has revealed the rapper’s new album is close to completion, saying he has "20 finished songs" for the record. The...

Kim Kardashian Denies 'Abandoning' North West At Paris Hotel

Kim Kardashian has denied reports she 'forgot' her daughter in a hotel whilst attending Paris Fashion Week.Kim Kardashian arriving with North West (we hope!) at...

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Booed At Paris Fashion Week Show

Paris Fashion Week does not appear to have been a great success for Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West.Kim Kardashian at Paris Fashion Week.Read...

Advertisement

Kim Kardashian Targeted By Red Carpet Prankster Vitalii Sediuk At Paris Fashion Week

Serial red carpet prankster Vitalii Sediuk has struck again! The Ukranian media personality, who gained fame earlier this year when he accosted Brad Pitt at...

Kanye West Defends Himself In Recent Wheelchair Controversy: "I'm A Married Christian Man With A Family"

Kanye West can't seem to go through a full week without making headlines, and only this past weekend the 37 year-old star caused more outrage...

Kanye West Asks Man in Wheelchair to Stand, Sends Employee to Check Disability

Kanye West refused to continue his show at the Qantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney on Friday night (September 12) until everyone in the crowd...

Kanye West Asks Sydney Audience To Stand Up, Points At Fan In Wheelchair

Kanye West probably had one of his most awkward career moments at a recent show in Australia. On Friday night (Sept 12th), the 37 year-old...

Advertisement

Comments

Kanye West Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Kanye West

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All