Kanye West: I didn't compare myself to Mandela

Kanye West says reports he compared himself to the late Nelson Mandela are a hoax.
Kanye West says reports he compared himself to the late Nelson Mandela are a hoax.

Rapper Kanye West has denied reports that he compared himself to Nelson Mandela.

In a series of tweets, Kanye has explained how he was misquoted and set the record straight over his supposed comments.

The Daily Currant had run a "fake" interview with Kanye, where they quoted him as saying: "I liberate minds with my music. That's more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever."

Taking to Twitter, Kanye wrote:




Kanye wasn't the only celebrity to be the subject of a hoax, playing on their personality.

Paris Hilton, who is prone to making gaffes on Twitter, hit back when a fake tweet that had been digitally altered started doing the round on the internet.

The tweet suggested that Paris Hilton had gone Nelson Mandela confused with Martin Luther King, paying tribute to his "I have A Dream" speech.

Paris hit back on Twitter herself, saying:



- The Daily Mail

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