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Kanye West: Celebrities treated like 1960's African-Americans

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Rapper Kanye West is making news again for a comment he made during an interview with GQ, according to a report.

In an interview with GQ’s Zach Baron, West claims that the way celebrities are treated now a day – having no rights and their names being slandered all over the media – is the same as how African-Americans were treated in the 1960s.

“And what I talked about in it was the idea of celebrity, and celebrities being treated like blacks were in the '60s, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name. I said that in the toast. And I had to say this in a position where I, from the art world, am marrying Kim. And how we're going to fight to raise the respect level for celebrities so that my daughter can live a more normal life. She didn't choose to be a celebrity. But she is. So I'm going to fight to make sure she has a better life,” West said in the interview with Baron.

West married Kim Kardashian on May 24, 2014 at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. They have one daughter, North "Nori" West who was born on June 15, 2013 in Los Angeles.

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