Kanye West: 'I want the leaders of the world to attend my funeral when I die' - video

Watch rapper talk about his grave demands in new backstage footage

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Kanye West

Kanye West has declared that he wants the leaders of the world to attend his funeral in a new video which has surfaced online.

The rapper made the bizarre comments during backstage footage from his recent 'Watch The Throne' tour with Jay-Z. Scroll down and click below to watch the video.

He said:

The people I want to be there [at my funeral] are like world leaders. Ones that say, 'Kanye gave me my first shot, he told me to believe in myself'.


The rapper added: "I want to affect people like that if I pass away. It's a mission in this amount of time. When the lightbulb was invented it wasn't to stop a war.

"I'm not saying what I'm doing is the most important thing that's happening on the planet. But it's necessary. Just like one teacher teaching in a class."

West was recently nominated for seven Grammy Awards next year, alongside Adele who also got six nods.

He also denied a legal claim that alleges he stole the lyrics to his song 'Stronger' from another songwriter, by claiming it was actually influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche.


Read More On This Artist

Kanye West Merchandise
More News
Kanye West denies that he is an Illuminati member: 'We don't run anything; we’re...
Panic! At The Disco return with new song 'Hallelujah' – listen
Surfer Blood guitarist diagnosed with cancer
Courtney Barnett covers John Cale's 'Close Watch' – listen
Unknown Mortal Orchestra reveal new song 'Can't Keep Checking My Phone' – listen
Twin Shadow postpone UK tour dates following tour bus crash
Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder performs with The Sonics for Record Store Day – watch
Neil Young debuts new band and new songs at surprise gig – watch
Beck and Karen O cover Lou Reed songs at Rock And Roll Hall of Fame – watch
Liam Gallagher declines to comment on speculation regarding possible Oasis reunion
Madonna adds further dates to the Rebel Heart Tour 2015 due to demand
Jack White: 'Treat your local punk bands as well as you treat the new blockbuster movie'
Kanye West performs 'Alors On Danse' with Stromae at Coachella - watch
Zayn Malik tweets for the first time since leaving One Direction
Alex James says he isn't friends with neighbour David Cameron: 'I should have moved to...
Christina Aguilera performs at ACM Awards – watch
Kanye West collaborator on hip-hop project with Marcus Mumford: 'It’s going to sound...
Blur premiere new track 'Ong Ong' - listen
Nicki Minaj appears onstage with Drake at Coachella but doesn't sing or say anything - watch
Museum of Modern Electronic Music to open in Germany
'X Factor' boyband Stereo Kicks 'glad to be away from' Louis Walsh
A$AP Rocky settles lawsuit out of court after allegedly slapping female fan

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM