Kanye slams char­i­ta­ble stars

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

RAP­PER Kanye West has risked alien­at­ing his fel­low stars by claim­ing “90 per cent” of fa­mous faces are not in­ter­ested in the good causes they sup­port and are only speak­ing out to boost their fi­nances.

The con­tro­ver­sial hip- hop star is adamant most ac­tors and mu­si­cians are “con­trolled” by their de­sire to make money and are not in­ter­ested in us­ing their fame to im­prove the lives of oth­ers. He also ad­mits go­ing public with the ac­cu­sa­tion could cause him to be shunned by his celebrity peers but in­sists he does not care if his rep­u­ta­tion is harmed.

West, who is mar­ried to re­al­ity TV star Kim Kar­dashian, tells Q mag­a­zine that there’s a lot of celebri­ties who are “com­pletely con­trolled by their fi­nances”.

“You could lit­er­ally tap them on the wrist and say they lost five dol­lars and they’ll fall to the floor and beg for at least four of the dol­lars back. So when peo­ple ex­pect a celebrity to do or say any­thing, you’re talk­ing to the wrong group of peo­ple. They won’t use their voice for the peo­ple. They’ll only use their voice for money.

“Print it as loud, as f--- ing loud, as you want to.”

OUT­SPO­KEN: Kanye West.

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