Kanye West's mom compares her son to Jesus

Filed under: Just For Moms, Celeb Parents

Rapper and record producer Kanye West is as famous for his music as he is for his over-sized ego. In January 2006, he appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine looking an awful lot like Jesus, wearing a crown of thorns and captioned "The Passion of Kanye West". He has suggested that if a bible were written today, he would be in it. That's how important he is.

West and his mother seem to be of the same mind when it comes to the rapper's significance and impact on the world. Donda West is promoting her book, Raising Kanye, and was interviewed by the Baltimore Sun's Katy O'Donnell. When asked if she felt her son's middle class, intellectual upbringing was responsible for the different voice he brings to hip-hop, mom responded, "I do think that Kanye is a voice that can definitely be used and should be used not only in hip-hop but across the arts, period. I think he is broader than a genre... I think he has a calling to reach a number of people. Kanye keeps it real. He touches the people. You never know how words can save a person's life, physically or otherwise. People like Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi or, in my view, Barack Obama, or Jesus Christ - people whose job it is to tell the truth - I see that in Kanye."

Clearly mama expects great things from her boy.

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