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Can You Tell If These Kanye West Quotes Are Real Or Fake?

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Recently, the New York Times was forced to run a particularly embarrassing correction after one of its columnists quoted extensively from a fake interview with Kanye West.

The interview appeared on the 100% fake news site the Daily Currant and concerned Kanye's thoughts on the sudden ubiquity of his wife's bare butt. Here it is as excerpted on the Times' website:

"'I don't understand why everyone is focusing on Kim's booty,' Kanye said in an interview on Chicago rap station WGYN [Editor's Note: Not a real radio station.], adding that he certainly loves it. 'That's why I married her,' he said. But, Kanye added, nobody has a rear end like his own. 'My booty is like Michelangelo level, you feel me?' Kanye said. 'It's like a sculpture. It's like something that should be sitting in a museum for thousands of thousands of years.'"

It wasn't the first time a fake Kanye quote fooled people who should have known better.

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After the deaths of Nelson Mandela and Michael Jackson in 2013 and 2009, respectively, fabricated statements in which West allegedly compared himself favorably to the late historic figures were shared indiscriminately on social media and in the press.

How well do you know your Kanyeisms? Separate fact from fiction in this quiz.

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