A couple of hours ago, people started passing around this quote by Kanye West, who seemed to be crowning himself “the King of Pop” now that Michael Jackson has died (by the way, day 34 since he died. Still no funeral in sight. Awesome).
“You know everyone loves and respects Michael but times change. It’s so sad to see Michael gone but it makes a path for a new King of Pop and I’m willing to take that on. There’s nobody who can match me in sales and in respect so it only makes sense for me to take over Michael’s crown and become the new King,” said West. “First there was Elvis, then there was Michael, now in the 21st century its Kanye’s time to rule. I have nothing but respect for Michael but someone needs to pick up where he left off and there’s nobody better than me to do that. I am the new King of Pop.”
Idolator is quick to point out that the source seems to be some Onion rip-off that no has ever heard of. Many didn’t realize it was a joke because the sites idea of parody is to factually describe a likely situation. Along with 100 percent of the people who are Kanye West, this site had the upper hand because they knew what they were saying, although reasonable, wasn’t true. The jokes on us, my friends, but hold your head high. You’ve been had by the best.