Kanye West sparks spat over Christ pose
The rapper locks horns with US' Catholic League by posing as wounded Christ in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone magazine.Updated: Jan 25, 2006 15:35 IST
Rapper Kanye West has kicked up a new controversy with America's Catholic League after he posed as a wounded Christ on the cover of the upcoming issue of the magazine Rolling Stone.
According to contactmusic.com, West appears bloodied wearing a crown of thorns on his head, upsetting religious group leaders who are calling it offensive and trite.
The Catholic League spokesperson says: "It is moronic. I mean, Kanye West as Jesus? He is a pop star."
But West insists he has a lot in common with Christ since he had to fight for recognition and suffer for success. He says: "If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn't be as entertained. My misery is your pleasure."
First Published: Jan 25, 2006 15:35 IST