Skip to comments.West Poses As Jesus for Rolling Stone
Posted on 01/24/2006 12:12:45 PM PST by Borges
NEW YORK - Kanye West, with a crown of thorns atop his head, poses as Jesus Christ on the cover of the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone.
The outspoken rapper defends his brash attitude inside the magazine's pages, on newsstands Friday. He is also pictured posing as Muhammad Ali.
"In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull off these David Copperfield-type stunts," he says. "You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great?"
West also says his hit song "Gold Digger" was the best song last year and that it should have been nominated for the Grammy's best rap song category: "That's a gimme Grammy."
Nevertheless, the 27-year-old is nominated for eight awards, including album of the year for his sophomore album, "Late Registration." The Grammys will be presented Feb. 8.
West has always been forthright in saying what he feels, most famously when he said " George Bush doesn't care about black people" during a telethon for Hurricane Katrina victims.
"If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn't be as entertained," he says. "My misery is your pleasure."
The strangest tangent of the Rolling Stone story, however, is when West says he's addicted to pornography. He remembers first seeing his father's Playboy magazine when he was 5 years old.
"Right then," West says, laughing, "it was like, `Houston, we have a problem.'"
LOL, the commie-vampires now have their very own Jesus!
Strange attitude, since at five one cannot typically achieve "liftoff" yet...
I don't want him to be great - I don't want him to be anything! What an ego on this putz! In two years he'll be doing a reality show on VH1 and no one will know who Kanye West was.....
Did you see the look on poor Mike Myers' face when Kanye said that? He looked totally shocked that Kanye was so moronic.
I don't see much TV, so I missed that one. I can imagine, though.
You know, I've never heard this guy sing, so I don't know if he does it well or not. But, considering his compulsion to "say what he feels," and how badly that seems to turn out a good deal of the time, I think he should definitely shut up and sing, no matter how he sings.
I totally agree.
You live in Chicago and are a republican? You have my sympathy.
Thanks. I try not to let it get to me, though. (sniff)
the gap gets wider and wider
Except at Judgment Day, when West will get a big surprise.
If he really wanted to rake in awards, he'd forget rap and go play a queer sheepherder. That seems to be the hot ticket this year...
I canceled my subscription to R.S. in 1989.
Last "Rolling Stones" I bought was in 1987.
And as we all know, wise men came from the East -- not West...
Whatever. He wants to try and emulate Christ by wearing thorns...I can only hope they hurt like hell.
The man is a fool.
Kayne West.. if ego were fat this guy just reached the zone of the morbidly obese.
Can't wait to read that "God's Senator" article, too. I'm sure it's just as factual and unbiased as it can be.
That would be justice.
He wishes - ping.