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NEW YORK: Rapper Kanye West has called himself the Michael Jackson of music in the past. And now he says he is the biggest rock on earth.
The 36-year-old Chicago rapper, who in a recent interview to the New York Times had said that he was the `Michael Jordan of music,’ now tells BBC Radio 1, “Rap is the new rock ‘n’ roll…We the new rock stars, and I’m the biggest of all of them. I’m the No. 1 rock star on the planet.”
Equating himself with the King of Pop, West says, “I was able to ascend to massive heights. And I’ve got to a point that Michael Jackson did not break down. I have reached the glass ceiling, as a creative person, as a celebrity and I’ve been at it for 10 years.”
The big-talking rapper, who has just had a daughter with his girlfriend Kim Kardashian, 32, goes on, “There’s no one around here in that looks like me. And if they are, they’re quiet as f–k.’ So that means, wait a second now, we’re seriously in a civil rights movement.’’
Given to bravado, West thinks the world has been unjust to him and he feels he has not achieved as much as Jay Z.
“Jay Z is more realized than me….More of his dreams and aspirations have come true. You don’t realize I am so frustrated. Like, I’ve got so much I want to give. … And I’ve got a million people telling me why I can’t do it.”