Kanye West sat down for an interview with i-D Magazine, where he defended the legacy of late pop king, Michael Jackson.
"We should have something that says we can't allow any company to tear down our heroes," Kanye said. "Not on The Shade Room, not on social media and especially not in documentaries. I'm like every time the media isn't happy with me it's like, 'Here they go. They're gonna come and Wacko Jacko me.' Which in some ways, they've tried to do."
He made comparisons between producer Pharrell and MJ:
"In a way, he’s very similar to Michael Jackson, in the ways where Michael Jackson was doing covert, super gangsta stuff, like he’d just pop the needles off," Ye adds. "He kissed Elvis Presley’s daughter on MTV. Black culture used to be...we used to be fronting all night, but Michael was doing stuff that was different to what we were programmed to understand as being what we should do. He bought The Beatles’ back catalogue. That was Mike Jackson, right there."