Kanye West Blasted by Ohio Police Chief for Comparing Himself to Soldiers and Police
His off-the-cuff remarks seem to frequently land him in hot water and now one Ohio police chief is calling out Kanye West for comparing the dangers of being a rapper to being a police officer or going to war.
After hearing the "New Slaves" rapper being interviewed on "Saturday Night Online," Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver became incensed, taking to the department's Facebook page to post an open letter to Yeezy.
In the sarcasm-laden diatribe, Oliver begins, "I am honored to be writing such an important star. I am a mere Internet sensation. I’m not sure I am worthy to address you, although the Huffington Post did say I was 'Humorous and Insanely Popular.' I don't pay much attention to those things. Anyway, please excuse my interference in your life for a quick second."
After noting the possible dangers of rapping, the Chief continues, "I’m letting you know, just so you do not think I agree with your very ignorant assessment of your career (or any other performer)as it relates to a person in the military or a police officer’s service. You sir, are as misguided as they come. I do have a suggestion for you. Since you are accustomed to danger, from your life as an international rapper, I am strongly encouraging you immediately abandon you career as a super star and join the military. After joining, I would like you to volunteer to be deployed in Afghanistan or one of the numerous other forward locations where our men an women are currently serving. When the Taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow."
Finally, the outraged civil servant concludes, "What I do not get is you EVER comparing what you do for a living to our heroic military members, who are always in harm’s way… and my brother and sister police officers who have to go to work carrying weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest to protect themselves. Check yourself, before you wreck yourself….Chief Oliver."