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If you were around Hollywood Blvd. today, you would have seen a golden life-size Kanye. Just a couple blocks away from where the Oscars will be taking place on Feb. 26, the anonymous street artists placed a plastic Jesus crucified Kanye West replicating an Oscar Award.
The Kanye statue has a gold crown of thorns, a pedestal that read “False Idol” and at the bottom of the sculpture, nothing more than Yeezy Boost. The artists quickly assembled the artwork on Hollywood Blvd. around 10 am before people began taking notice. “Kanye is a genius. He is a brilliant writer and producer, but we’ve built him up to a god-like idol,” the anonymous artist tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Look at what happened to him at the end of last year when he went into a mental facility suffering from anxiety, stress and, I think, depression.”
For those of you who might now know, this is the fourth year in a row the anonymous artist creates a statute. This is his paying tribute to the entertainment industry. Last year the artists created a women statue wearing only pasties and a G-string stuffed with cash. The year before that, years, it was an Oscar on all fours, snorting lines of cocaine off the red carpet.
A life – sized Kanye – Jesus has appeared on Hollywood Boulevard and… he’s wearing yeezy 350 pic.twitter.com/XdtINPjXcE
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