American rapper Kanye West says celebrities have no rights and are mistreated like "blacks in the sixties.'
In an interview to America's GQ magazine, the rapper was discussing his 45-minute speech at his wedding to American reality television star Kim Kardashian at the historic Forte Di Belvedere in Italy on 24 May.
"And what I talked about in it was the idea of celebrity, and celebrities being treated like blacks were in the '60s, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name," he said.
"I said that in the toast. And I had to say this in a position where I, from the art world, am marrying Kim. And how we're going to fight to raise the respect level for celebrities so that my daughter can live a more normal life. She didn't choose to be a celebrity. But she is. So I'm going to fight to make sure she has a better life," he added.
"I'm sitting right here, it's a fight. I'm fighting with the way I line my words up together and the way I place a sweater on top of a T-shirt. At this point, people know what's up. People know I'm smart. And people know that, whether it's SNL or Jimmy Kimmel, it's a trend to take the piss out of celebrity—just as much of a trend as wearing a gray hoodie or driving a Prius," he added.