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."