Kanye West took to Twitter on Monday morning to address the Nelson Mandela scandal that hit the Internet this weekend.
“Despite recent media reports, I’ve never said anything to dishonor or trivialize the life or transition of one of the most inspiring leaders.”
“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.”
On Friday, The Daily Currant published a story claiming that West called himself the next Nelson Mandela. The news site attributed the following quote to the rapper.
“Mandela was working in South Africa, which has, like what, six people? I started my magic here in the USA and then I took my business global … I liberate minds with my music. That’s more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever.’”
Turns out the statement was totally false and the site made the quote up to garner attention and traffic.
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