Kanye West - Kanye West owes it all to Jackson

Kanye West would have made it in music without Michael Jackson.

The 'New Slaves' rapper insists if the late 'King Of Pop' hadn't pioneered the music industry in the 70s, 80s and 90s, he would never have been able to achieve his current level of success, and believes he has often reaches ''glass ceilings'' as a black musician, fashion designer and businessman.

In an interview with Zane Lowe on Radio 1, the rapper said: ''For me as Kanye West, I would not be Kanye West if it wasn't for Michael Jackson. Of course you know Michael Jackson had to fight to get his videos played because he was black, and Michael Jackson wasn't even black; he was Michael Jackson!''

''What Michael Jackson did with videos and the ground he broke, there would be no Kanye West if it wasn't for Michael Jackson.''

The 36-year-old rapper also addressed his critics, insisting his rants are the result of having his creativity suppressed.

He added: ''People who have issues with me, they classify my motivational speaking as rants, well I've reached a point in my life where my showman boat ship has hit the painting, I've got to the point that Michael did not break down, I have reached the glass ceiling.''

Kanye also declared his 2010 album, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' ''could be considered perfect'' and said he doesn't care if his ego alienates some of his fans.

Kanye said: ''I know how to make perfect, but that's not what I'm here to do.''


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Trish1's picture

Trish1

Should that be Kanye West "wouldn't" have made it...??? Who writes this crap? Pre-schoolers? You would think you would proofread your stuff. And Kanye is full of cow manure. I'm surprised his neck can hold up that big freaking head of his. Get over yourself. I wish people would stop buying his music so that he could come down from out of the clouds. Perfect?!?! Boy please! Even if you thought so, humility goes a longggg way! I like some of his music that plays on the radio but after that Taylor Swift thing, I never bought anymore of his music. He has yet to show me that he has matured so I won't ever buy his music as long as he acts like a caveman.

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YANNI54

Therapy is available for Mr. Perfection! Even in death, Michael is going beyond the glass ceiling. The problem with Kanye is he hasn't figure out yet that he will NEVER REACH THE LEVELS THAT MICHAEL JACKSON GOT TO. Kanye refuses to see what others see where he is concern. It's all well and good to believe in yourself and to strive to be as close to MJ as possible, but this man believes things about himself that is just not real or true! He can still learn from all that MJ perfected, because bypassing MJ will never happen for him, Justin Beiber, Chris Brown, Usher, NeYo and all the rest of them! Like I said therapy is available for this man!

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