Kanye West: I’ve Never Said Anything To Dishonor Mandela

Paris Hilton wasn’t the only target of an Internet hoax. This past weekend, Kanye West was quoted as saying “I am the next Nelson Mandela,” referring to the former South African President who recently passed due to serious health complications Thursday (Dec. 5), but the statement had no truth. In a rare timeline appearance, the Yeezus rapper addressed the recent press blitzkrieg:

The fake quote circulated after The Daily Current posted a fake interview with the Chicago rep. While ‘Ye has said in recent interviews that his mother used to nickname him “Mandela,” the only revolution this rapper is trying to stir up is in design.