Kanye West said he puts his life at risk like a police officer.

At this point, it probably should be news when this guy doesn't say something that makes no sense whatsoever.

Nevertheless, we'll proceed as if Kanye West is just your normal, run of the mill, megalomaniacal, self-absorbed rapper who probably believes he was an important biblical figure in a past life.

In a recent interview with Saturday Night Online, Kanye West said the following: "I'm just giving up my body on the stage and putting my life at risk, literally." Reportedly, on his current tour, the 36-year-old rapper stands on top of a moving mountain while performing. "That mountain goes really, really high. And if I slipped, you never know. And I think about it. I think about my family, and I'm like 'Wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.'"

What -- they hand out M-16s to fans as they enter and encourage them to shoot at the idiot on the mountain?

West said the possibility of injuring himself makes him worry about fiancee Kim Kardashian, 33, and daughter North, 5 months. Because, without him, she may have to wait a week or two before moving on with some other rich guy.

"You're literally going out to do your job every day knowing that something could happen to you," West said. "Something could happen to you verbally from the press bashing you; something could happen to you from people not liking you anymore 'cause of your records or you could actually slip on that stage."

Yes, the press could end up killing him, with their bad breath or bad fashion sense or something.


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"We are walking this tightrope and fighting for creativity, fighting for ideas and fighting for thought," he said. "I'll explain to my daughter one day that we had to fight for this position that we'll finally have."

Right. He's like Martin Luther King -- only with one less name and fewer brains.

West also compared his life to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." In the film, 24 previous winners of the Hunger Games are chosen to compete again in the 75th games, where they fight to the death until one survivor remains.

"It's like this idea of all of these contestants over the years that have won and they all have been quiet," West said. "And then there's one (Lawrence) that won and wanted to turn up."

So, now he's the girl with the bow and arrow. OK -- whatever he says.

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