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Kanye West, The Next Nelson Mandela? Not So Fast

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 file photo, Kanye West attends the Alexander Wang collection, during Mercedes-Benz Fas
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 file photo, Kanye West attends the Alexander Wang collection, during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, in New York. Los Angeles prosecutors charged West with misdemeanor battery and attempted grand theft on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, over a scuffle with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport in July. West is due to be arraigned on the charges on Oct. 10, 2013. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Invision/AP, File)

On Friday (Dec. 6), "The Daily Currant" ran a fake interview with Kanye West saying he thinks he is "the next Nelson Mandela." The fake and definitely not real interview (the Currant describes itself as "The Global Satirical Newspaper of Record") included such quotes as “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" and “I liberate minds with my music. That’s more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever.”

Yeah, it was pretty disrespectful. And a lot of people thought it was real. And those same people got really angry ... and wanted to put Kanye in prison "to make sure" he's the next Mandela. Most of them took to Twitter and even linked to the fake and definitely not real article.

The outrage quickly began spreading as more and more people did not realize the story was fake, including a major South African newspaper.

To be fair, Kanye has definitely claimed that he is Steve Jobs reincarnated in at least one real interview.

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