Kanye west was the subject of an internet hoax
Kanye West was the subject of an internet hoax, after a spoof story about him claimed that he was ready to replace Michael Jackson as King of Pop.
Just a month after Jackson's tragic death, the singer's fans were shocked to read that Kanye said he was ready to take on the crown - mistaking the spoof on website Scrapetv.com for a real interview.
In the spoof, Kanye is quoted as saying, "You know everyone loves and respects Michael but times change - it's so sad to see Michael gone but it makes a path for a new King of Pop and I'm willing to take that on."
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