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West Poses As Jesus for Rolling Stone
Yahoo - AP ^ | 1/24/06

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.'"


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment; Religion; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: blasphemous; bushhaters; jesuschrist; kanyewest; kayak; liberalmedia; music; rapper; rollingstone

1 posted on 01/24/2006 12:12:47 PM PST by Borges
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To: Sidebar Moderator

Sorry the headling should be "West Poses As Jesus for Rolling Stone "


2 posted on 01/24/2006 12:13:25 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

God save us


3 posted on 01/24/2006 12:13:42 PM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: Borges
He's gone over the edge.


This is a ch__ch. What's missing?

4 posted on 01/24/2006 12:14:15 PM PST by rdb3 (What it is is what it was.)
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To: Borges

He obviously has a God-complex issue.


5 posted on 01/24/2006 12:14:40 PM PST by OB1kNOb (.....And you KNOW what I'm talkin' 'bout !!! - Hitlery)
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To: Borges

Blasphemous & over the top.


6 posted on 01/24/2006 12:15:09 PM PST by Constitution Day (It's only January, and I vote the phrase 'culture of death' the most overused of 2006.)
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To: Borges

Oh, this is a brilliant move. He must have the same agent as Natalie Maines.


7 posted on 01/24/2006 12:15:37 PM PST by Warren_Piece (Smart is easy. Good is hard.)
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To: Borges
He remembers first seeing his father's Playboy magazine when he was 5 years old.

From what I hear, he probably likes reading Playgirl even more.

8 posted on 01/24/2006 12:15:37 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Borges

Ever notice that the most outrageous stunts are always performed by "artists" with the least amount of talent?


9 posted on 01/24/2006 12:17:34 PM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Borges
"You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great?"

Humble.

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.

And smart, too.

10 posted on 01/24/2006 12:19:37 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Just say "No" to Judy Baar Topinka)
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To: Borges

Wilson Pickett deserved the cover.
I really have no idea who Kanye West is or any of his music. The only time I heard of him he was accusing Bush of hating black people.


11 posted on 01/24/2006 12:20:22 PM PST by Feiny (Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.)
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To: Borges
"My misery is your pleasure."

Not your "misery" Kanye, your "stupidity".

Now, get over yourself.

12 posted on 01/24/2006 12:20:49 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Borges

Wow! The juvenile Rolling Stone manages to slam Bush and Christianity at the same time.
This mag. went down the toilet many years ago.


13 posted on 01/24/2006 12:22:34 PM PST by oneofmany
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To: Borges

Ah, when does he claim he's "bigger than Jesus." If I remember correctly, the last guy to do that ended up in a bad way. And I don't mean getting shot. I mean married to a psycho Japanese woman.


14 posted on 01/24/2006 12:24:01 PM PST by Antoninus (The only reason you're alive today is because your parents were pro-life.)
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To: dfwgator
From what I hear, he probably likes reading Playgirl even more.

Which is, not surprisingly, what happens to you when you're sexualized at a very early age.
15 posted on 01/24/2006 12:24:51 PM PST by Antoninus (The only reason you're alive today is because your parents were pro-life.)
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To: Borges

16 posted on 01/24/2006 12:25:53 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (If you don't like Jesus, you can go to hell.)
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To: Borges; Charles Henrickson; mikrofon

Matthew 10:23 (sort of):
But when they persecute you in this Chocolate City, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Louisiana, till the Homeboy of man be come.

17 posted on 01/24/2006 12:26:30 PM PST by martin_fierro (Kan ye be therefore saved?)
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To: Willie Green
For a rapper he is actually quite talented. And his production skills are even better than that. He is not Rick Rubin but he is certainly better than most.

Doesn't mean he isn't an idiot, just that he is not without talent. Jesus Walks and Gold Digger are both very catchy songs. And as he says in Jesus Walks it is very interesting to be in a club with everyone singing "Jesus Walks".
18 posted on 01/24/2006 12:32:11 PM PST by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: Borges

"The outspoken rapper defends his brash attitude inside the magazine's pages..."

When he stands before the real Christ some day, he will realize that his 'brash attitude' is both indefensible and appalling beyond words.

- knightshadow.


19 posted on 01/24/2006 12:35:16 PM PST by knightshadow
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To: Borges

Kanye West doesn't care about Christian People.


20 posted on 01/24/2006 12:36:28 PM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: Borges

LOL, the commie-vampires now have their very own Jesus!


21 posted on 01/24/2006 12:42:27 PM PST by roses of sharon ("I would rather men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one". ) (Cato the Elder)
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To: Borges; martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson
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.'"

Strange attitude, since at five one cannot typically achieve "liftoff" yet...

22 posted on 01/24/2006 12:43:12 PM PST by mikrofon (Kanye dig it ...... a nice, deep hole)
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To: Borges
"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?"

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.....

23 posted on 01/24/2006 12:50:12 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Did you see the look on poor Mike Myers' face when Kanye said that? He looked totally shocked that Kanye was so moronic.


24 posted on 01/24/2006 12:51:31 PM PST by chae (R.I.P. Eddie Guerrero He lied, he cheated, he stole my heart)
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To: chae

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.


25 posted on 01/24/2006 1:00:03 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Just say "No" to Judy Baar Topinka)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

I totally agree.
You live in Chicago and are a republican? You have my sympathy.


26 posted on 01/24/2006 1:09:43 PM PST by chae (R.I.P. Eddie Guerrero He lied, he cheated, he stole my heart)
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To: chae

Thanks. I try not to let it get to me, though. (sniff)


27 posted on 01/24/2006 1:11:38 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Just say "No" to Judy Baar Topinka)
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To: Borges

the gap gets wider and wider


28 posted on 01/24/2006 1:44:43 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (The search for someone to blame is always successful. - Robert Half)
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To: knightshadow; martin_fierro; mikrofon
Christ is Christ, and West is West, and ne'er the twain shall meet.

Except at Judgment Day, when West will get a big surprise.

29 posted on 01/24/2006 1:45:42 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Kanye get a witness?)
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To: Borges

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...


30 posted on 01/24/2006 1:47:12 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Borges
Kayne West = ATTENTION WHORE
31 posted on 01/24/2006 1:49:11 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: Borges

I canceled my subscription to R.S. in 1989.


32 posted on 01/24/2006 1:53:24 PM PST by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: trillabodilla

Last "Rolling Stones" I bought was in 1987.


33 posted on 01/24/2006 2:00:06 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: Charles Henrickson; knightshadow; martin_fierro

Quite true.

And as we all know, wise men came from the East -- not West...


34 posted on 01/24/2006 2:08:56 PM PST by mikrofon (Crown him with many ...... oh, just crown him.)
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To: Borges

Whatever. He wants to try and emulate Christ by wearing thorns...I can only hope they hurt like hell.

The man is a fool.


35 posted on 01/24/2006 2:17:57 PM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: Borges

Kayne West.. if ego were fat this guy just reached the zone of the morbidly obese.


36 posted on 01/24/2006 2:20:12 PM PST by Screamname (Tagline)
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To: Borges

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.

not.


37 posted on 01/24/2006 2:22:40 PM PST by steelcurtain
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To: Antoninus
And I don't mean getting shot. I mean married to a psycho Japanese woman.

************

That would be justice.


38 posted on 01/24/2006 2:26:39 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Antoninus
hey now dont be trashing yoko she is a number one selling music artist after all :-)

Yoko Ono has the No. 1 single on the dance chart(has to be thefirst sign of the apocolypse)

39 posted on 01/24/2006 4:58:33 PM PST by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

He wishes - ping.


40 posted on 01/24/2006 5:02:16 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: trisham
>(=yoko onoThat would be justice.,/1> Couldn't download the FReeper pic.... back to bootcamp for this recruit: I've got your picture of me and you

You wrote "I love you" I love you too

I sit there staring and there's nothing else to do

Oh it's in color

Your hair is brown

Your eyes are hazel nd soft as clouds

I often kiss you when there's no one else around

I've got your picture, I've got your picture

I'd like a million of you over myself

I asked the doctor to take your picture

So I can look at you from inside as well

You've got me turning up and turning down and turning in and turning 'round

I'm turning Japanese

I think I'm turning Japanese

I really think so

Turning Japanese

I think I'm turning Japanese

I really think so

I'm turning Japanese

I think I'm turning Japanese

I really think so

Turning Japanese

I think I'm turning Japanese

I really think so

41 posted on 01/24/2006 6:16:49 PM PST by Karliner ("Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. DDE)
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To: oneofmany
Rolling Stone was officially brain-dead the moment PJ O'Rourke wrote his last word for them.
42 posted on 01/24/2006 6:42:46 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Leahy: No on Alito. Yes on Cashman.)
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To: mikrofon
Strange attitude, since at five one cannot typically achieve "liftoff" yet...

Liftoff is certainly achievable (at least it is in infancy), but as purely a physical response. I'm not sure when boys connect that action to sexual situations.

43 posted on 01/24/2006 11:31:00 PM PST by Dianna
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To: Mr. Blonde

"rapper he is actually quite talented" Isn't that an oxymoron? Rap is never indicative of any talent.


44 posted on 01/25/2006 12:11:39 PM PST by Penn_Cajun
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To: Penn_Cajun

Then there is no such thing as a talented poet.


45 posted on 01/25/2006 12:23:03 PM PST by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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