Kanye West: ‘I’m the King of Pop now.’

With Michael Jackson dead, there sits a vacant throne waiting for the new King of Pop. Kanye West says it should be him and even went so far to ask the Jackson family for their blessing. While they’re still mourning. Classy. Ace Showbiz reports:

“You know everyone loves and respects Michael but times change. It’s so sad to see Michael gone but it makes a path for a new King of Pop and I’m willing to take that on,” so he told Scrape TV.
On what makes him deserve the title, Kanye said, “There’s nobody who can match me in sales and in respect so it only makes sense for me to take over Michael’s crown and become the new King.” The rapper then added, “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.”
Furthermore, Kanye reportedly has reached out to the Jackson family to obtain official permission to use the title but so far received no response from them. It is believed that the family is still mourning over Michael’s death.

Sorry, Kanye, but you have to earn that title the way Michael did. But since Joe Jackson isn’t the spry, young child abuser he once was, he gets to use a car. With a gun. I’d start running now.

Thanks to Ryan who’s the King of Tips.

EDIT: Idolator has debunked this story and it appears it’s the work of a The Onion-esque site that a few news outlet took seriously. Which I don’t blame them considering this was the most believable thing I’ve ever heard in my life.

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