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The internet is outraged by false Kanye West claim that he’s ‘the next Mandela’

The quotes were fabricated by a satirical website.

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KANYE WEST IS known for his high opinion of himself. However, it seems he does have a line after all.

The internet was up in arms when an interview surfaced of West saying he, without any shadow of a doubt, was the next Nelson Mandela.

There’s a problem though, the interview, published by the Daily Currant, was entirely made up. The website is a satirical news blog, along the lines of the Onion.

West is quoted as saying:

Nelson Mandela did a lot of good work, don’t get me wrong. But I think I’m on track to do something even bigger. I liberate minds with my music. That’s more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever.

Didn’t stop there.

Not to mention I have a bigger market than he ever did. Mandela was working in South Africa, which has, like what, six people? I started my magic here in the USA and then I took my business global.

But people were convinced, and not happy about it, really not happy about it.

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Even one of South Africa’s major newspapers picked up the story.

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In fairness, it does sound like something he would say.

via DailyDot

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