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December 10, 2013
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Kanye West: Risky performances 'like being a cop'

The rapper says his dangerous antics on stage are comparable to being an officer or solider on the front lines

By Ree Hines

He's a music mogul, a father and one half of "a love story for the ages," but the truth is, it's not easy being Kanye West — according to Kanye West. In fact, it's downright dangerous.

In a recent interview with, the rapper compared the perils of his on-stage maneuvers to those faced by members of law enforcement and soldiers on the front lines.

“Like, I’m just giving of my body on the stage; I’m putting my life at risk, literally!” West said of his performances.

"I think about when I’m on the ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothing,’ and ‘Coldest Winter’ moment, like that mountain goes really, really high. And if I slipped … You never know," he said. "And I think about it, I think about my family and I’m like, 'Wow.' … This is like, being a police officer or something, in war or something."

Full StoryKanye West compares on-stage risks to 'being a police officer' or 'in war'

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