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:
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I'd like to address the false stories and noise that have been engineered by the media.
At a young age my mother taught me the importance of his work. Mandela sacrificed his life for the betterment of mankind.
Thank you, Mandela, for your life's work and may it serve as a guiding light to illuminate our future.
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