Kanye West Vs. Adolf Hitler: Tale Of The Tape

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Photo illustrations by Monica Fuentes
Actual line from Watch the Throne's "Who Gon' Stop Me": "This is something like the Holocaust/ Millions of our people lost"
Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies, formulated by humorist and writer Mike Godwin, states that eventually, any heated discussion (especially online), will lead to someone comparing either the situation or the principals to Nazis or Adolf Hitler.

Saturday night at The Big Chill Festival in England, rapper Kanye West compared the hate people have for him and how misunderstood he is as an artist to the treatment of the reviled Nazi leader.

"I walk through the hotel and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I'm fucking insane, like I'm Hitler," the rapper told the crowd, adding "but one day the light will shine through, and one day people will understand everything I ever did" before he was roundly booed and left the stage.

So it's come to this. As West's album with Jay-Z, Watch the Throne, begins to hit the Internet and the reviews come in (stay tuned for ours) Kanye, in a sense, has scuttled his end of the promo push. It's the inverse of John Lennon is 1966, when he compared the adoration of his Beatles to the popularity of Jesus Christ.

Obviously West is nothing like Hitler, as we can all admit - unless you wanna mention the self-love and cult of personality - but the latter is waning for West, as people increasingly set aside his music, which is still smart and innovative, from his onstage antics and almost comical rampaging ego.

Even still, there are people who will say "Well, Hitler did some good things..." just as people will see a report like this about West and comment "Well, I liked 'Runaway' and the Jay-Z joint was decent." Hitler building a good car isn't the same as West dropping "Jesus Walks" on Late Registration. Although "Kanye" and "Adolf" both have the same amount of letters in them...

So following West's logic, how does he compare to Hitler? Weirdly enough, they have a few similarities. Rocks Off absolutely does not condone anyone comparing themselves to a man who preached hate and butchered millions upon millions of people, but West is the one who said it, not us.


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Gary_Gilmore
Gary_Gilmore

seriously? this guy is still around? I thought he would be the opening act for the Dixie Chicks by now

Kyle Hubbard
Kyle Hubbard

hahah oh Kanye...funny stuff. "Jesus Walks" was on "College Dropout" though, right? 

Hal Jordan
Hal Jordan

You guys must have a whole lot of free time on your hands if you made an article analyzing some bs lines that Kanye said...so what if he wants to compare himself to hitler?I dont care and neither should the rest of the world.Its just lines from a crazy person.lol.I dont like Kanye at all but next time you guys do something like this try to be more intellectual about it.

Adogover
Adogover

"One thing I will never be is phony . . . " - cue vocoder NOW.

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