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

July 29th, 2009 // 298 Comments

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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  1. Fregger

    Flurghhh

  2. Fregger

    This guy is full of rhubarb.

  3. Kanye likes fish sticks

  4. doodie

    After sex, Kanye likes to cuddle, with himself.

  5. He’s got my vote for King of Douche.

  6. clareargent

    good lord.

  7. Fumus

    Woohhoo I’m the king of tips…

    Gracias, my good man.

    http://thesuperficial.com/2009/07/kanye_west_im_the_king_of_pop.php

    The Superficial

    On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 1:39 PM, Ryan wrote:
    > http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00026040.html

  8. Kanye is a gay fish.

    How about “King of Whiny Racist Moron Asshole Douchebag Hacks”

  9. lol

    SOUTH PARK MURDERED ME LAST NIGHT AND IT’S PRETTY FUNNY. IT HURTS MY FEELINGS BUT WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM SOUTH PARK! I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY EGO THOUGH. HAVING THE CRAZY EGO IS PLAYED OUT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE AND CAREER. I USE TO USE IT TO BUILD UP MY ESTEEM WHEN NOBODY BELIEVED IN ME. NOW THAT PEOPLE DO BELIEVE AND SUPPORT MY MUSIC AND PRODUCTS THE BEST RESPONSE IS THANK YOU INSTEAD OF “I TOLD YOU SO!!!” IT’S COOL TO TALK SHIT WHEN YOU’RE RAPPING BUT NOT IN REAL LIFE. WHEN YOU MEET LITTLE WAYNE IN PERSON HE’S THE NICEST GUY FOR EXAMPLE. I JUST WANNA BE A DOPER PERSON WHICH STARTS WITH ME NOT ALWAYS TELLING PEOPLE HOW DOPE I THINK I AM. I NEED TO JUST GET PAST MYSELF. DROP THE BRAVADO AND JUST MAKE DOPE PRODUCT. EVERYTHING IS NOT THAT SERIOUS. AS LONG AS PEOPLE THINK I ACT LIKE A BITCH THIS TYPE OF SHIT WILL HAPPEN TO ME. I GOT A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF ME TO MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE I’M NOT ACTUALLY A HUGE DOUCHE BUT I’M UP FOR THE CHALLENGE.

  10. DrainBamaged

    This guy is such a dick.

  11. Holy hell, how has nobody murdered this guy yet?

  12. missywissy

    He’s a gay fish,…. a mutha fuckin’ gay fish…..

    Maybe he can be King of VanDeCamps.

    He likes to put them in his mouth.

  13. DrThrasher

    I GOT A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF ME TO MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE I’M NOT ACTUALLY A HUGE DOUCHE BUT I’M UP FOR THE CHALLENGE.

    CHALLENGE STATUS: failed

  14. i really can’t stand this idiot

  15. missywissy

    oh, and that thing around his neck looks like ghetto car upholstry.

    in complete agreement with the Duchess…. Between Michael Jackson’s doctor and Jan Adams, how is Kanye still alive? Gay fishes are hard to kill, I guess.

  16. Booboo

    You dont claim that title yourself, its given by the people. Just because some people might tap their food to a catchy beat you made doesnt mean they like or respect you. You are the King of Douchbaggery.

  17. F.I.N.E

    I wish I could say something witty, but words seem to fail me….
    ugh Kanye…just…ugh!

  18. stupidass

    haha, what a dickhead. this is the behavior of 5th graders.

    by the way, I’M already the new king of pop. i already called dibsies, no takebacks.

  19. Harold^Sick

    What a fucking tool. This guy defines “garbage.”

  20. DrThrasher

    I just noticed he referred to himself as kanye.

    “The rapper then added, “now in the 21st century it’s Kanye’s time to rule.”

    I can’t possibly think of a bigger sign of an inflated ego than that.

  21. Brad Nixon

    He is a failure I hope he dies in a firey car crash.

  22. Brad Nixon

    He is a failure I hope he dies in a firey car crash.

  23. Judge Wapner

    douche

  24. Captain_Insano

    Request for King of Pop title denied. We present you with the title “Urkle the Second”.

  25. Mos Def

    JT is more deserving than Kanye. But really, right now nobody can even come close to Micheal or Elvis.

  26. Chef

    Who? What a fuckin dumb ass!

  27. Not Me

    It’s not like I don’t enjoy a Kanye song every now and again, but honestly? The new King of Pop? Is he retarded? He has mental issues. This guy is the biggest egotistical prick I’ve ever heard of. Shut the front door, Kanye! You’re not that great.

  28. ann

    Well he’s nuts like Michael so that’s a start

    • MJfan

      Michael Jackson insn’t nuts!he was,is and Will alwaar be The king of The pop.And i HATE Kanye for this!!!!!!!

  29. Cheryl

    @5–King of Douche indeed. I second that.

  30. Mickey0123

    Kanye West is the King of Stupid. That is about it.

  31. Jenny

    King of Tips may need to recheck his facts. I read this story early this morning, but within hours it was already being debunked as a hoax.

    it’s believable, cause Kanye is that big of a tool — but I don’t think the story is true.
    http://www.examiner.com/x-1994-LA-Celebrity-Headlines-Examiner~y2009m7d29-So-Kanye-may-NOT-have-deemed-himself-King-Of-Pop

  32. Danklin24

    I thought this guy was going to quit being such an asshat. I see that turned out well. You dont name yourself the king of pop, asshole, you just are. That would be like someone giving themselves a nickname. I swear this guy is fucking borderline retarded. Seriously, wtf is wrong with him? What a classy nig.

  33. Superevil

    That people gayer than Kanye West are people that type in all caps.

  34. ghost of MJ

    **insert spooky sounds** Kaaanyyeee. You are a douchebag. If I was still alive I would kick your ass just so that people would laugh at you getting your ass kicked by me. Only you like you. Other people don’t like you. **boooo**

  35. Joana

    This guy is so retarded it’s almost painful to watch. Somebody should just give him his cookie or whatever, and send him back to his room. PLEASE

  36. Doctor DeezNuts

    Someone smoke that dumb ass motherfucker. What a waste of air.

    Seriously? SERIOUSLY?! Who the FUCK does he think he IS? A GAY FISH?

  37. people are laughing at you

    You know, I don’t even think Kayne is a real name. I think it is just some letters put together to make a sound. He’s such a putz.

  38. Monie

    What a fucking retard.

  39. TURDS

    *IT’S OFFICIAL*

    The new king of pop is…Marilyn Manson!

  40. Mole

    Could he be any more desperate and delusional?

  41. Fumus

    @31 that is conjecture from a blogger. This news is all over the web, till Kayne denies it personally, he’s douche and it sounds like something he’d say.

  42. Upinya

    What a dick lick. He is so full of himself. May the next car crash will have a different result. Kanye will never be anymore than his now. I bet if his dick was long enough, he would tuck that fucker between his legs and fuck himself. And then say he is better than himself.

  43. Clamhammer

    The new King of Pop is gonna suck my lollipop.

  44. Andyman

    Michael didn’t exactly earn the title himself. He made it up.

  45. Kelley

    Have to agree with #16, big-time … where the hell does this guy get his sense of entitlement from ? Never mind his bloated ego … dickhead. The guy is unreal.

  46. Christopher

    More like the Court Jester of Pop at this point… Keep topping the charts and sales for another 20 years, Kanye, and maybe you’ll be considered for the job.

  47. monty

    such a gay fish

  48. Nate

    This guy just oozes class don’t you think?

  49. anon

    I can’t believe people with that large of egos exist

  50. PeeBag

    The source is Scrape TV – isn’t that a humor site? I’m calling BS on this one for sure.

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