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Kanye West

BEING A RAPPER IS DANGEROUS

... Just Like a Police Officer

12/9/2013 11:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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First Tom Cruise, now Kanye West is comparing his profession to BEING AT WAR ... saying just like soldiers and cops, HE PUTS HIS LIFE ON THE LINE when he goes to work.

Yeezus made the statements to Saturday Night Online this weekend, saying rapping is very dangerous work -- "This is like being a police officer or something ... or like war or something."

"You're literally going out to do your job every day knowing that something could happen to you."

But Kanye says it's not JUST the physical risks (he says he could slip on the stage) ... KW also risks getting his feelings hurt -- because people could watch a show and decide they don't like him.

Yeah, just like a cop or a soldier.  

#delusional.

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271.

Raved    

Kanye.....you really need to retract that statement. You are nothing like a police officer. Not even a tiny bit. What are you thinking by making such an inflated statement?? I challenge you to ride with a cop for just one night and then maybe you'll see just how delusional you are. Police officers get bad press constantly. So they deal with that too, but they do and deal with so much more. A police officer is killed once every 52 hours. Number one cause- gunfire. They face things you will only see in your nightmares from your plush little bed in your mansion. It takes a very small man to compare himself to someone of such greater worth. Does your job involve sacrificing your live so that others may be safe? Nope. Do you make $14 an hour? Nope. Do you hold a terrified child in your arms because that child has been neglected, abused or raped? Nope. Do you get shot at on a regular basis? Nope. Do you run in towards a mass murderer when everyone else is running away? Nope. Do you face people who want and try to take your life every single day at work? Nope. Do you carry out mangled bodies of school children after a school shooting? Nope. Do you spend 15 hours straight talking someone out of suicide? Nope. Do you clear buildings just praying you spot the suspect before they spot you? Nope. Do you hold people as you give them the news that their loved one is dead? Nope. Do you try to hold back the tears as you work a fatality accident involving children? Nope. You don't do anything a police officer does. You tour on your cozy tour bus, give concerts, and make records- all while being protected by a team of bodyguards. Nobody protects the cops, they are the protectors. They deserve your salary and you deserve theirs, but thing is...they don't do their job for the money. Betcha can't say the same. They do it to save lives. They wrestle with memories of dead babies, abused and raped women, dead suspects who gave them no choice, bullets flying towards them, and so so so so so so much more. The things I've described are just the tip of the iceberg. You're nothing like them. You're jobs are not similar in any shape, form or fashion. You might hurt yourself dancing on stage or the news media might report something bad about you... Big %^#*}%^ deal. Your child will never have to sit at home and wonder if daddy will come home tonight or why daddy got shot or why he had to lay down his life for others. Your child will never struggle with post traumatic disorder from your shooting. Your child will never have to want for anything because money is too tight. Your child will never see you weep unmanly tears because the things you deal with were just too much this time and you can't get that crime scene, that dead body, that accident, that bullet out of your mind. Your shelves will be decorated with awards and albums, pictures of you with other celebrities and so on. The policeman's shelf holds the first bullet he ever took and survived, awards that he didn't have to sing but yet almost die to get, acknowledgments for saving lives, and likely the flag his wife was presented at his funeral. You just blew any integrity anyone might have thought you had.

234 days ago
272.

IDontGivaSheet    

Not to get entirely off the subject, but Kanye is PHUKIN FUGLY! I mean, I could see him getting away with saying & doing stupid things if he were great looking, but the fact is, he's not. He is unattractive,, his music is stupid, his sense of fashion is typical ghetto, and his lack of a fun personality and his arrogance is mind boggling.

234 days ago
273.

Deborah    

ROTFLMAO!!!! These actors, rappers are like being in a war. I can't stop laughing.... LOL! Please these idiots need to know what it's like being a soldier. I would love to see Tom Cruise and Kanye West to be sitting on top of a tank with live fire circulating around them and they are firing back at citizens, children, dogs because
your enemy does not care if they use their children or other family members. You have no idea who is firing at you. It's either your life or their life... which would you choose?

234 days ago
274.

Deborah    

ROTFLMAO!!!! These actors, rappers are being in a comparing their work against war. They get paid million and get to go home at night. Order room service for a cheeseburger. The war we are in right now. Sorry I can't stop laughing.... LOL! Please these idiots need to know what it's like being a soldier. I would love to see Tom Cruise and Kanye West to be on the front line. Sitting on top of a tank with live fire circulating around them and they are firing back at citizens, children, dogs because your enemy does not care if they put their family in harms way. You have no idea who is friend or foe. No idea who is firing at you. It's either your life or their life... which would you choose?

234 days ago
275.

Nobody Special    

Kangay Danger , his new Rap Name.

Being a Rapper is dangerous, all those Camera Flashes from the PAP are just like 40 Cal. Bullets flying at your head.

The Odd Couple,
Kim Fu'ks Cameras all day and will stare at them until they break or run out of batteries.

And Kangay gives Ugly, Mean Looks at the Cameras and attacks the PAP as if they are Kids DL his C RAP songs for free.

And Gold-Digger is Kims favorite Song.

234 days ago
276.

Danielle in LA    

I guess you have to get in the "go to war mindset" when you're dealing with the Kardashian's on a daily basis. Perhaps he has PTSD from dealing with them. No, but seriously Kanye is a musical genius, but that's basically where the genius ends. Some of the stuff he says just makes me shake my head.

234 days ago
277.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

If I were a cop, or a soldier, I'd be hoping to cross paths with Mr. West in the near future.... Got a couple of things to say....

234 days ago
278.

Srsandstedt42o    

I'm pretty sure that's just life, in general. Can't stand Kanye. Holier than thou ignoramus.

234 days ago
279.

Mouse    

I'm so sick of this man spouting off about his genius . You're not only a freaking fool, but you're delusional enough to believe you are providing a service like the police and armed forces. You might face danger like they do, but it's just because you don't know when to shut up! You put yourself into dangerous situations because your freaking ego is out of control. Grow up! Show some respect for those out there actually fighting to ensure the freedom of people everywhere. SHAME ON YOU!

234 days ago
280.

moetzam    

I've been to war so I know what it's like. Yes we also protect the freedom of speech. Even for DUMBASSES like Kandumbass. People forgive his ignorance. HEY DUMBASS I forgive you.

234 days ago
281.

RobinD323    

This lying sack of ****. Went on a Twitter rant over the weekend. Swearing he didn't compare himself to Nelson Mandela. Well, I pray TMZ or someone like FOX calls him out on this. Not only did he say it in his rant during his Florida concert. he also said it several times during his morning radio blitz. He even went as far as to say, his mother used to call him Mandela as a child. This is not a HOAX it's not fake. Nope, Kanye is trying to do damage control. There are private video's all over YouTube of him comparing himself to Nelson Mandela. He is one lying sack of ****. Figures since he's with Kim Kardashian he'd pick up her lying ways. He's a sorry low life. He was comparing himself to Mandela before Mandela died. Kanye needs to be called out on this..ASAP

234 days ago
282.

lakergirl    

Im sorry but he's an idiot!!!

234 days ago
283.

lakergirl    

He's in more danger every time he sleeps with Kim. Some STDs you cant get rid of.

234 days ago
284.

franklyspeaking    

Making millions talking about gold diggerbabymommas is a battle, he's on the Kartrashian front line. KIMAKAZE who hasn't been in her??

234 days ago
285.

hawkette10    

Every time he opens his big mouth he proves what an egomaniac idiot he is. I can understand having self confidence, but when you have to constantly convince those around you...you don't have it .

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