Micheal Jackson who? “I’m the new King of Pop.”

“There’s nobody who can match me in sales and in respect so it only makes sense for me to take over Michael’s crown and become the new King.” – Kanye West
[photo source: Instyle Magazine]

(photo source: Instyle Magazine)


While Micheal Jackson’s family and fans are still mourning his death, Kanye West allegedly tells Scrape TV he will be the new King of Pop. Wow Kanye. Classy and modest? Bravo. (Note the sarcasm.)

Kanye reveals why he is so deserving of the title:

“You know everyone loves and respects Michael but times change. It’s so sad to see Michael gone but it makes a path for a new King of Pop and I’m willing to take that on. There’s nobody who can match me in sales and in respect so it only makes sense for me to take over Michael’s crown and become the new King,” said West. “First there was Elvis, then there was Michael, now in the 21st century its Kanye’s time to rule. I have nothing but respect for Michael but someone needs to pick up where he left off and there’s nobody better than me to do that. I am the new King of Pop.”

Huh. Whether this is a for real or not — why do this? Sorry Kanye, you fail.

Kanye West (right) reportedly wants to replace Michael Jackson as the new King of Pop

Kanye West (right) reportedly wants to replace Michael Jackson as the new King of Pop

(Photo sources: mjjphotos.com & love-kanye.com)

***UPDATE: 8/02/09***

For the first time (and hopefully my last) in my so-far short reign as a blogger I have made an error in judgement. The above which you have just read is in fact false.  Kanye West told it straight on his blog:

“I WAS JUST LISTENING TO WENDY WILLIAMS AND HEARD SOME QUOTE ABOUT ME SAYING I’M THE NEW KING OF POP. NOT ONLY DID I NOT SAY THAT, I HAVEN’T SAID ANYTHING. IT MAKES ME FEEL BAD THAT OBVIOUSLY I MADE PEOPLE FEEL THAT I WOULD BE CORNY ENOUGH TO SAY SOMETHING SO WHACK AFTER THE PASSING OF AN IDOL, A LEGEND AND MORE THAN THAT A HUMAN BEING WITH FEELINGS AND FAMILY. IT SCARES ME TO THINK WHAT PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE, WITHOUT EVEN A SOURCE. ANY RANDOM PERSON CAN TYPE SOMETHING ON THE INTERNET AND THEN THE WORLD BELIEVES IT. I DON’T TALK TO PRESS OR DO TV OR DO PROMOTIONS OF ANY SORT. I’VE STOPPED CHASING AND BUYING INTO FAME. FAME IS LIKE CIGARETTES WITH NO SURGEON GENERAL WARNING. IT DESTROYS MOST PEOPLE AS IT DID TO THE TRUE AND ONLY KING OF POP. WE EXPLOIT OURSELVES AND EAT OUR OWN EGOS ‘TILL THERE IS NOTHING LEFT. I HAVE A FEELING THAT THIS WON’T BE THE LAST FALSE STATEMENT WITH MY NAME ON IT, BUT THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME I DEFEND MYSELF. I’M DONE.”

– Kanye West

My apologies for not getting my facts straight. I hope it won’t happen again. Sorry to Kanye… sorry to his fans. News (especially gossip) is always changing and remember that all content you read/see/hear whether rumour or truth based should be taken into your own perspective.

[credit to Michelle+1 for bringing the rumour to my attention]
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