Kanye West Reacts To Fake 'Nelson Mandela Video', Slams "False Stories"

9 December 2013, 17:43 | Updated: 9 December 2013, 17:49

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The 'Bound 2' rapper has taken to Twitter to address rumours that he compared himself to the late South African President.

Kanye West has knocked claims that he compared himself to the late Nelson Mandela.

Fans were outraged this week when a story, written by The Daily Current, went viral. It reported that the 'Bound 2' rapper had said: "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… I liberate minds with my music. That’s more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever." 

Adding "I'm only 36 years old, and when I look at everything I've accomplished, it's the only comparison that makes any sense. By the time I'm 95, I'm going to be a bigger hero than he ever was."

But it turns out the whole thing was a spoof gone very wrong when fans took the story literally. 

Now, for the first time, Kanye has addressed the confusion in a serious of tweets: