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Kanye West

People Look At Me Like I'm

ADOLF HITLER

8/8/2011 6:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Call him Air Fuhrer ... because this weekend, Kanye West compared himself to both Michael Jordan and Adolf Hitler during a performance in England.

West was performing at the Big Chill music festival Saturday night ... when he went on one of his signature rants ... this time focusing on the hardships of being so painfully misunderstood (see video below).

"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."

He continued, "One day the light will shine through and one day people will understand everything I ever did."

Moments later, Kanye suggested that he needed to be the MJ of music, "Michael Jordan changed so much in basketball, he took his power to make a difference. It's so much f**king going on in music right now and somebody has to make a f**king difference."

Michael Jordan and Hitler folks ... Michael Jordan. And Hitler.




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46.

Not A Fan    

I can say I was once a fan and cared about his music but his constant insistance on running is mouth has forced me and many people I know to change the station chuck the cd and delete the ringtone! He should stick to the music and give our ears a break from the aspirations to "Be Like Mike"! Like anyone cares how hard it is to be rich and misunderstood when he did that to him!

Not a Fan

1083 days ago
47.

dkm909    

Hitler thought that he was right, too.

1083 days ago
48.

janet    

Classless, no talent hack. Misunderstood? What's misunderstood about how you intensionally ruined Taylor Swifts big moment when she won the award? This kid who has more talent in her pinky then you will ever have.

1083 days ago
49.

Kathy    

Why so many non-stories TMZ? I used to visit this site to get real celebrity news. Now most of the stories are about --nothing, really--.

1083 days ago
50.

Lori    

Obviously Kanye is not EVIL like Hitler was, but he is almost as obnoxious and full of himself.

1083 days ago
51.

Kev the Realist    

This pitiful moronic jerk. You are not misunderstood, you are a freekin classless, talentless, d-bag. Nobody cares what you have to say and you have proven over and over again that you are a lengend, a legend in your own, delusional, warped mind. You haev little talent and a serious lack of knowledge about anything and absolutely no intellegence or common sense whatsoever.

Back to the ghetto LOSER. Where you belong.

1083 days ago
52.

Taylor Dadson    

Personally I don't see the resemblance. Why do people buy this crazy man's song and dance?

1083 days ago
53.

JD    

I wish Kanye would just shut his mouth already. Nobody wants to hear what he has to say and if they do it's only so they can make fun of him for it later. If Kanye really wants to be a music icon then he needs to concentrate on the music instead of trying to convince everyone how great he is. Let the music speak for itself.

1083 days ago
54.

Max Smart    

He's such an airhead. He should hire someone to physically prevent him from any further public outbursts. He should carry a 10 second delay button around with him and hire someone to be ready to press it at any time.

1083 days ago
55.

SodiumCrapolate    

He was given one gift - the ability to perform. That's it! You're not God Kanye. People admire your ability to perform, and kiss up to you. That does not make you a better person. It does not make you superman. You have a gift, but you are cursed, because a more important thing - humility, was not given to you.

1083 days ago
56.

Eddy Guerrier    

This man must be on drugs, too bad.

1083 days ago
57.

Machelle    


This guy is always
so pompus- he needs
to get over himself.
He's not going to
change anything.

1083 days ago
58.

Ade Ogunjobi    

Cheap shot. You guys make look like Kanye West is comparing Jordan to Hitler. He was making a speeech. The irony is the very reason why Kanye is ranting is exactly whjat your cheap shot is all about. Twisting things. Total nuisance.

1083 days ago
59.

Hugh_Jorgan    

This is total BS... EVERBODY know*****ler didn't like fish sticks...

1083 days ago
60.

growup    

Can I please get a writing job at TMZ because I'm an actual writer and I would know the difference between "Herr Hitler" and "Air" Hitler. Sheesh.

1083 days ago
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