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Kanye West compared himself to undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather while speaking on a panel at Cannes Lions Creativity Conference on Tuesday, as well as the legendary Muhammad Ali.
The Yeezus rapper, who recently married the mother of his daughter North West, Kim Kardashian, said he's used to people not understanding his vision.
“You have to be able to take the lashes of people not understanding. Two years of people not understanding an interracial relationship,” he said, MTV News reports. “Two years of people not understanding the idea of the art world meets pop world. You have to be able to take the lashes and be able to swim in backlash.”
He added, “The only thing that I think can be an inspiration to creatives is the fact that I get bashed so much, but create so much. Just know, if you really wanna be a boxer, you’re gonna get your face beat in constantly. But then you might end up being Mayweather or Ali at the end of it.”
As we previously reported, he made more headlines at the conference by bashing famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, who backed out of their wedding just days before.
“I think that she was, like, scared of the idea of celebrity,” he said.
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