A police chief in Ohio has a few words for Kanye West.
David Oliver, from Brimfield Police Department, decided to write the rapper an open letter after hearing Yeezy compare being a rapper to being an officer during an interview with Saturday Night Online.
"I'm just giving up my body on the stage and putting my life at risk, literally," West told radio host Garrett. As part of his Yeezus tour, the 36-year-old rapper stands on top of a moving mountain to perform a few of his songs. "That mountain goes really, really high," he explained. "And if I slipped...You never know. 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.'"
Oliver took offense to that statement, and explained why through this lengthy yet very witty Facebook post:
After recalling 'Ye's exact quote from the interview, Oliver continued, "
But then the chief decided to get serious.
"That last paragraph was covered in sarcasm. I'm letting you know, just so you do not think I agree with your very ignorant assessment of your career (or any other performer) as it relates to a person in the military or a police officer's service. You sir, are as misguided as they come. I do have a suggestion for you. Since you are accustomed to danger, from your life as an international rapper, I am strongly encouraging you immediately abandon you career as a super star and join the military.
"After joining, I would like you to volunteer to be deployed in Afghanistan or one of the numerous other forward locations where our men an women are currently serving. When the Taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow. It could be something like 'I'm Kanye West, wearing a flak vest.' I'm sure they would just drop weapons and surrender. You could quite possibly end all wars, just from the enemy being star-struck."
Oliver added, "
Check yourself, before you wreck yourself….Chief Oliver."