Every Preposterous Comparison Kanye West Has Made Between Himself And These Cultural Icons

Most musicians, and this is only when they’re feeling particularly confident, are content with comparing themselves to other musicians – either as a little nod of thanks to their heroes, or a guilty admission to being totally ripping off matey from Royal Blood.

Kanye West, however, has conveyed a slightly more, shall we say, grandiose self-image, often comparing himself to philosophers, great artists, world leaders and, famously, a certain well known carpenter from the middle east. Here’s a list of West’s most preposterous claims.