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Kanye West compares himself to Willy Wonka

1 of 1 Kanye West wants to be like Willy Wonka
Kanye West wants to be like Willy Wonka

Stronger rapper Kanye West has compared himself to eccentric character Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The 36-year-old star believes he shares many character traits with the eccentric candy maker from Roald Dahl's book and the subsequent films.

Speaking to American radio station WPGC, Kanye said: ''I want to be as unrealistic as possible. The worst thing about me comparing myself to Steve Jobs is that it's too realistic of an idea. What I need to say is I'm more like Willy Wonka.''

He added: ''I'm trying to get as close to a dream state as possible....

''Whatever you do, it's like people want to get into that dream state. And I'm not promoting any of that.''

He joked: ''I'm not promoting yoga in no type of way!

''But I'm just saying that, you just want to be, you know, I want to be as surreal as possible."

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