Kanye West // Michael Jackson

We all know Kanye West has a huge ego. His fans know it, the media knows it, and his friends know it. Afterall, Beyonce did put him on the remix to her “Ego” track. But there’s a line that even Kanye shouldn’t cross … and he did, with pride! With a straight face, Kanye has decided to declare himself the new “King of Pop,” and he’s even gone as far as contacting the Jackson family for permission to use the title publicly.

“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.”

SOURCE: SCRAPE TV

Yeah, right! And then he woke up…

What the hell is smoking/sipping on?! As successful as Kanye has been since he entered the industry, he is nowhere near the success that Jackson was. And does Kanye know that Michael didn’t give himself that title? He was given the title by Elizabeth Taylor and it caught on to those who thought it fit. As much as we like him, Kanye is far from being the King of Pop, or “king” of anything for that matter…

UPDATE: Turns out the story is a hoax and the “Scrape TV” website is a satire website similar to that of the Onion. But we would be far from surprised if Kanye really were campaigning for the title. He probably already thinks he IS the King of Pop in his head…