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Paper magazine introduces the new American Dream: Kanye West

2015-04-21 20:00

Los Angeles - Kanye West says experiencing racism as a child gave him a better "perspective" of the world.

The Bound 2 rapper recalled an incident when he was just ten-years-old and he was subjected to racial prejudice.

He told Paper magazine: "When I was 10 years old I lived in China, and at the time they used to come up to me and rub my face to see if the colour would rub off.

"It was really fucked up, but I feel like it was preparing me for a world perspective that a lot of my friends who never got a chance to travel didn't get. Now my perspective, a lot of times, is so much wider than someone who's limited to the concept of any particular so-called world that's not the real world."

#KanyeWest on his daughter North in our new #AmericanDream issue. Link in our bio.

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The 37-year-old rapper - who has 22-month-old daughter North with wife Kim Kardashian West - previously revealed he thinks the term racism is a "dated concept".

He said: "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."

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