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Kanye West Compares On-Stage Risks to "Being a Police Officer" or "In War"



    Kanye West Compares On-Stage Risks to "Being a Police Officer" or "In War"
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    Kanye West is seen on November 26, 2013 in New York City.

    Oops, he did it again. Kanye West, famous of late for his quotable outbursts as much for his music, once again raised eyebrows during an interview when he compared the dangers of his on-stage maneuvers to those faced by police officers or to being "in war or something."

    West was discussing the perils of being, well him, in an interview with SaturdayNightOnline.com.

    “Like, I’m just giving of my body on the stage; I’m putting my life at risk, literally!” West said of his live performances.

    And the biggest risk, according to the "I Am a God" rapper, is the manufactured mountain he performs atop during his current Yeezus concert tour.

    "I think about when I’m on the ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothing,’ and ‘Coldest Winter’ moment, like that mountain goes really, really high. And if I slipped … You never know," he said. "And I think about it, I think about my family and I’m like, 'Wow.' … This is like, being a police officer or something, in war or something."

    His safety wasn't the only thing West felt the need to discuss during the chat, in which he also referred to himself as "great, like Michelangelo." His performances and the perils he and his fiancee Kim Kardashian face dealing with public scrutiny and the paparazzi are something he plans to tell his daughter North about one day.

    “I’ll explain to my daughter one day that me and her mother, we had to fight for this position that we’ll finally have," he said.

    This latest verbal outpouring from West follows in the wake of his appearance on a speaking panel at Art Basel last week where he told attendees that his next "next album is going to be eight songs.”

    His current album, Yeezus, included just 10 songs.

    ”It’s just reducing down the amount of information that you need. People say a design is the point where you can’t take anything else away. [Yeezus] was very, very designed," explained West at the Surface Magazine’s Design Dialogues event. "I took a departure from radio and popular music in order to get this seat here. If I hadn’t made Yeezus, I wouldn’t be sitting here with this cool font at Basel right here.”

    Watch the interview with SaturdayNightOnline below: