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Kanye West: Racism is stupid!

2015-03-14 12:00

Los Angeles - Kanye West believes racism is a "dated concept".

The Bound 2 hitmaker insists it is a term he doesn't like to use because it is "stupid" and used to "separate and alienate" people from one another.

He told France's Clique TV: "Racism is a dated concept. It's like a silly concept that people try to touch on to either ... to separate, to alienate, to pinpoint anything. It's stupid.

"It's like a bouncing ball in a room with two cats, or something, when you don't feel like playing with a cat. Let them literally fight over the bouncing ball. And the bouncing ball has nothing, no purpose, anything other than that: It bounces. That's racism. It's not an actual thing that even means anything."

The 37-year-old rapper - who has 20-month-old daughter North with wife Kim Kardashian West - also shared his Christian views of power, and his belief that he is a "servant", which makes him powerful because people are not interested in him declaring himself to be godly.

He said: "The more power that you have, the less you are a king; the more you are a servant, the more power you have.

"We are servants. We're providing service with this interview. Maybe people will be - I don't want to assume what someone will get from this - but it's when I figured out what my position was, is when the doors opened up.

"It's literally like unlocking a code. And when I'm knocking at the door saying 'I'm a god,' or something like that, everyone's like 'OK, well, god, stay out there.' But if I come in and, mind you, when someone's like 'Hey, I want to come up, I'd like to sweep up your floor for you,' everyone's like 'Alright cool, come in, I need my floor swept.'

"To position yourself as a servant, because that's all we are, we're servants to God. This is a Christian view of mine."

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