Kanye West Denies Disrespecting Nelson Mandela

Kanye West speaks about his admiration for Nelson Mandela and blasts reports of the contrary.

Kanye West has released a series of Twitter updates regarding Nelson Mandela's passing. 

In the series of Twitter posts, West discussed Mandela's family, life and legacy. 

"Mandela sacrificed his life for the betterment of mankind," West wrote in a Twitter post. "Thank you, Mandela, for your life's work and may it serve as a guiding light to illuminate our future."

West also denied recent reports made by some outlets concerning West's comments about Mandela. 

On Friday (December 6), The Daily Currant posted a false interview claiming to be with Kanye West. The Daily Currant refers to itself as "The Global Satirical Newspaper of Record," according to Huffington Post. However, other publications picked up the story and attributed the quotes to West. 

In the made-up interview by the site, West said that he believes he is "the next Nelson Mandela."

"I'm only 36 years old, and when I look at everything I've accomplished, it's the only comparison that makes any sense," The Daily Currant claimed West said. "By the time I'm 95, I'm going to be a bigger hero than he ever was." 

Nelson Mandela, a South African activist and leader of the anti-apartheid movement, passed away Thursday (December 5). He was 95.

West's Twitter statements can be viewed below.

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  • Anonymous

    "Politicians and big brand corporations use the media to influence your opinion on people, products, services , other nations, etc. its a fact...." ^ TRUTH all you have to do is scroll down and see people mad at this story when the information is IN the article that the original content was FAKE...they STILL mad at Kanye.

  • Jorok

    People just need to stop supporting these egotistical artist. www.jorokmusic.com

  • Anonymous

    Someone please kill this nigga, he is getting to be more annoying than Drake.

  • Kayne Kardashian

    I am such a little bitch that I took my girls last name, always wanted to be a Kardashian.

  • Anonymous

    This clown reminds me of the so-called black militant wearing a dashiki with the white wife and mixed kids in 'Im gonna git you sucka'.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck kanye faggot , none can disrespect The Man Mandela

    • Anonymous

      So, fuck him. He has compared himself to many figures/actions who are equal or if not greater than Madiba(/s). Kanye is an idiot, not just a normal idiot but a delusional one. Fuck him, the PR is slipping and no-one wants to hear him speak. So, fuck you too.

    • Anonymous

      Cant you fuckin read?? It was a MADE UP interview...a fake one...faux...falso..not true! He never said any of that shit!

  • Anonymous

    Because of people like kanye west thats why white folks hate us

  • Mambamba Ngemina

    Kanye,you come to my mudalond and you disreespec our Prezydent.You beddy beddy bod mon Meesta West.We are going to getchu Meesta West.You neega in America are our Afreakin rejecs.....Watcha mouf wit yo white wooomon and her fake Afreakin bootea.Me not warn you agin Meesta West.Me will stick me bullets in ya watermelon head neeega!!!!

  • Mindstayfree

    Politicians and big brand corporations use the media to influence your opinion on people, products, services , other nations, etc. its a fact If you are on a computer that is connected to the worldwide web and you dont know that then you are beyond saving.

  • Anonymous

    Regardless...Kanye is still a clown, nobody takes him serious. He needs to stop acting like hes executive blood or should be respected as a business man...you're a clown, an unsophisticated arrogant clown who can hardly piece together an effective sentence/statement. Quit acting like you're an executive Kanye...Jay-Z too...stupid mother fuckers. You should be ashamed of yourself for even considering yourself close to the brilliance of some of the people you compare yourself to. I know he didnt say that about Mandela but still...you're a clown and that money has you thinking crazy, you're still a stupid motha fucker that needs to get on some schitzo medicine...quick! Go back to school and actually study so you could have an intelligent conversation with someone you impulsive stupid Cupcake skirt wearin retarted ass motha fucker lol.

    • Kanye West

      God i just wanna go up to my room and slam the door and sreeeeeam!! My fuckin dog missed her haircut today and i have a fuckin tummy ache. FUUUUUUUUUUUCKKK#$^@3&** I need my fuckin banana pancakes NOWWWWWWW!!! FUUUCKKK....:(((((( This world aint made for black ppl like me!!!

    • Anonymous

      Ummm.... I don't think kanye is going to read your post, he's probably to busy making millions of dollars like a business man should. Get a life clown

  • Kanye West

    C'mon y'all! I just said that he couldn't rap or dress better than me....that's it!

    • Jay-Z

      Yo Yeezy!!!Don't be frontin' boy you said he couldn't handle a dick better than you.I make music for white girls now,so I don't give a fuck if a jungle nigga die anyway,ya heard!!! Cut me a check and make sure me and B get money,I'm so rich I'm not even black anymore.Fuck dead niggas and live niggas.

  • Fuck Kanye

    Mandela came to the opinion that the ANC "had no alternative to armed and violent resistance" after taking part in the unsuccessful protest to prevent the demolition of the all-black Sophiatown suburb of Johannesburg in February 1955.[84] He advised Sisulu to request weaponry from the People's Republic of China, but though supporting the anti-apartheid struggle, China's government believed the movement insufficiently prepared for guerilla warfare.[85] With the involvement of the South African Indian Congress, the Coloured People's Congress, the South African Congress of Trade Unions and the Congress of Democrats, the ANC planned a Congress of the People, calling on all South Africans to send in proposals for a post-apartheid era. Based on the responses, a Freedom Charter was drafted by Rusty Bernstein, calling for the creation of a democratic, non-racialist state with the nationalisation of major industry. When the charter was adopted at a June 1955 conference in Kliptown attended by 3000 delegates, police cracked down on the event, but it remained a key part of Mandela's ideology. IN 1955 MANDELA WAS 36. YOU HAVEN'T DONE SHIT KANYE.

  • Anonymous

    he didnt say shit thats what you for fucken with ypoy noooo hppppp

  • Anonymous

    Kanye is going to bring cross colors gear back, watch!

  • Anonymous

    Y'all seriously mad at YE? http://youtu.be/lHHliodwGr4 http://youtu.be/D1iFJ_QJueI

  • YonkersBornAndRaised

    Any real follower of Mandela would tell you that he despised the media attention he has received over the years because of his efforts and public officials only lionize him because he could not speak out against our foreign policy.

  • rarepoet

    kanye is so full of himself

  • Ricky Rozay

    most of these rappers aint real nggas. Word, Nas bankrupt never was a drug runner, Lil Wayne aint no blood, Jeezy aint no BMF, 50 a snitch, Game a stripper, Kanye was gay . None of these nggas real you guys. If they was all real they all be dead now. Like it or not Rick Ross is the new biggie. BAWSE!!!!!

  • A Trillionaire

    Kanye just needs to realize that he is rich and famous mostly for being a good hip hop producer, somewhat good rapper, and for being a fashion designer lastly. Meanwhile, his wife is famous solely for a sex tape and the ensuing drama surrounding that and her reality tv show. He gets it so twisted it's not even funny. He thinks he's going to own a trillion dollar corporation one day. He should be happy people like his music because without that he would have nothing and nobody would care about him. He should never forget that, but it clearly seems like he has and probably wont come back to reality anytime soon.

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn't be surprised if he did say that. This dude is so full of himself it is unreal.

  • Anonymous

    I wasn't referring to this article, just him as a whole. If you can't see that then your a SAD INDIVIDUAL!

  • Anonymous

    So....we're mad at Kanye even though it's a false story about him? loL, y'all some sad individuals.

    • Anonymous

      I read it, still think he is a fucking little whiny bitch, the tide has quickly turned on him, no one like the little bitch that he has become.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah cuz people are fuckin stupid they dont know how to fuckin read they just troll, piss, wank and shit!

  • Anonymous

    The media gets everything twisted, never has he disrespected any of these idols, yes he does say stuff like I am mandela, I am Walt Disney but that is because he respects these people and wants to be like his idols, there aint nothing wrong with that. A lot of people are just little girls and take the lyrics or his interviews in a wrong way. Look at the video before you talk... http://youtu.be/irCZAR5xQ5A

  • Anonymous

    I once liked you Kanye. I once respected your lyrics and your hussle. Nowadays everything you say is garbage. Your marriage is proof of that. The Sway interview cemented it. We respect what you've done for the culture but it's time to go man. It's over......

  • Anonymous

    Said it before... Next interview he'll be comparing himself to him.

  • NZ

    I hope real south african killers get at kanye. I have never lost so much respect for someone.

  • Anonymous

    Someone called this article coming on another article earlier today... lol

  • wouzi

    c'mon kanye!!!!!!!! you've really disappointed me this time by disrespecting legendary mandela

    • Anonymous

      He didn't...it was a fake interview! My God man was it gonna take you that much of your time to read whole article??

  • Mavis Smith

    just before I saw the bank draft which was of $7049, I have faith ...that...my neighbours mother was like they say trully earning money part-time on their laptop.. there sisters roommate had bean doing this 4 only 9 months and resantly paid the mortgage on there villa and purchased a great new Volkswagen Golf GTI. published here... www.Fb39.com I listened to it twice and I'm going to stand by my opinion. Not everybody gonna like the same shit. Different people like different things. AAAAAAARGH!!

  • Anonymous

    Saying that Mandela sacrificed for "mankind" is a bit of a stretch, he sacrificed for non-white people by fighting white-Supremacy. Whites hated and despised Mandela, he was on the U.S. terrorist list up until 2008 wen the US presidency was occupied by a non-white. Similiar to Muhammad Ali whites never champion you untill you are dead, incapacitated or no longer involved in the struggle. Sure you can parade a Black president of South Africa around to make the world feel better about their complicity in Apartheid but we all know it's a sham used to distract from the fact that land distribution and South Africa's mineral resources are topics people don't want to address because of Europeon manipulation. Salute Mandela who believed in armed-struggle to fight white supremacy.

  • Anonymous

    I don't think he said it, but I think would have eventually. When I saw the account balance saying $1 million . . . Just fuckin witcha. I ain't spam.

  • Anonymous

    He probably did say that, only this time he chose the wrong comparison and got called out. Egotistical prick.

  • lmaooo

    "Yo Kanye just sent some tweets out about Nelson Mandela,who wants to bet that hiphopdx is gonna make it news before today runs out?" - Someone who posted on the Gibbs article earlier today

  • Kanye West

    I am Captain Kangaroo in the flesh. Smuckers. Kotex. M&M's. Let me create more. Or do you want to marginalize me till I'm out of my moment? I am the number one, most impactful, artist of our generation.

    • (inside Kanye's head)

      hehehe, this will get me some serious media attention and more sales for my next album. I bet some nigga will make some fuckin musical remix of this so I don't got to go out and make a fuckin song myself. I might put that bitch on da album too.

    • Kanye West

      You ain't spend 13 million dollars trying to empower yourself! What's the name of your clothing line? We don't know!YOU AIN'T GOT THE ANSWERS, SWAY! YOU AIN'T GOT THE ANSWERS! YOU AIN'T GOT THE ANSWERS, MAN! YOU AIN'T GOT THE ANSWERS! I BEEN DOING THIS MORE THAN YOU!

    • Sway

      I'm asking YOU for the answers!!!!

    • Kanye West


    • Sway

      You ain't gotta turn up, man. This ain't no fucking show!!!

  • Sway

    You ain't gotta turn up, man. This ain't no fucking show!

  • Latonya Bell

    before I saw the check which had said $8979, I accept that...my... neighbour was truley taking home money in their spare time on their apple laptop.. there great aunt has done this for only 18 months and as of now cleard the morgage on there house and bought a great new Citron DS. original site... www.Fb39.com if you compare this album to anything else out there it's unique and exactly what Kanye West tried (and failed) to do with Yeezus

  • So Icy Boi!

    Weezy was talked about Mandela, it was so deep. I was just sitting in da stupid and listening to his wise words. I think Weezy is our next leader. after music he will go on a higher level.. I cant wait. thank you Weezy to be my best friend and mentor. swag

  • Anonymous

    kanye west hates black people. i bet mandela thought he was a fucking clown just like Obama does!

  • Anonymous

    but he disrespected everyone else including jesus, steve jobs, walt disney to name a few

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