Seems a rash of controversial moves has given the “808s & Heartbreak” rapper a bit of a persecution complex
Will the public persecution of Kanye West never end?
The "808s & Heartbreak" rapper — who's caught heat in recent years for a number of controversial moves, including the interruption of Taylor Swift's 2009 Video Music Awards acceptance speech — took time out during his set at the Big Chill music festival in England on Saturday night to detail the numerous ways in which the world continues to demonize him.
"I walk through the hotel, and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I'm f—ing insane, like I'm Hitler," West lamented.
West's jeremiad also included commentary on the video for his song "Monster," which originally included, among other imagery, the sight of seemingly dead women hanging from nooses.
As West sees it, the video was unfairly decried as misogynist by feminists — especially, as the singer points out, in light of his mother Donda West's 2007 death.
"Who saw the video before it got banned, before they took it down and before women's groups starting saying that a person that lost the most important woman in his life is now against women in some way?" West asked.
But fear not; the ever-optimistic West envisions a time when the world will recognize the vast amounts of genius that he, Kanye West, has brought forth.
"One day the light will shine through, and one day people will understand everything I ever did," West predicted.
Watch West's Mein Kampf moment here: