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Kanye West : "South Park Murdered Me"

Apr. 10 2009, Updated 12:34 p.m. ET

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Who knew Kanye West actually had a self-deprecating sense of humor?

The rapper reacted surprisingly to Wednesday's episode of South Park that parodied him in its plot, which centered around a juvenile joke about fish sticks turned West into a gay fish.  The show held little back in playing up all of West's idiosyncrasies: the ego, the attitude, the processed music.

"'South Park' murdered me last night, and it's pretty funny," he wrote on his blog Thursday. "It hurts my feelings, but what can you expect from'South Park?' I actually have been working on my ego ... having the crazy ego is played out at this point in my life and career. I used to use it to build up my esteem when nobody believed in me. Now that people do believe and support my music, the best response is 'Thank you' instead of 'I told you so!'"

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West -- who told the Associated Press last year he was "the voice of this generation" -- said he hopes not too take himself too seriously in the future.

"I just wanna be a doper person, which starts with me not always telling people how dope I think I am. I need to just get past myself. Drop the bravado and just make dope product," West wrote. "As long as I act like a expletive, this type of expletive will happen to me. ... I'm not actually a huge expletive. I'm sure the writers at 'South Park' are really nice people in real life. Thanks for taking the time to draw my crew. That was pretty funny also."

Next time Van De Kamp's fish sticks needs a celebrity spokesman, they might want to look to in Kanye's direction.


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