Quote of the Day: Kanye West, Pop Music’s Ma Joad?

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But wait, there’s more. “First there was Elvis [Presley], then there was Michael, now in the 21st century it’s 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.” Rumor is he has already reached out to the Jackson family about using the title. We hope that part’s not true. [via The Superficial]

Update: Yeah. So Kanye didn’t say that. But he does write this about that on his blog, “I was just listening to Wendy Williams’ [radio show] and heard some quote about me saying I’m the new King of Pop. Not only did I not say that, I haven’t said anything. It makes me feel bad that obviously I made people feel that I would be corny enough to say something so whack after the passing of an idol, a legend and, more than that, a human being with feelings and family.” Now we feel all bad for him and stuf…