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Kanye West Declares Dave Chappelle Is The Modern Day Socrates

Kanye West Declares Dave Chappelle Is The Modern Day Socrates

Kanye West has praised friend and fellow entertainer Dave Chappelle, even going as far as to compare the veteran comedian to Greek philosopher Socrates, who was known for his beliefs regarding virtue, truth, knowledge and ethical behaviour.

Posting to Twitter on Monday, Yeezy revealed he had met with Chappelle, writing: "I spoke to Dave Chapelle for two hours this morning. He is our modern-day Socrates."

It's not the first time the 'Famous' rapper has made reference to the philosopher, who is viewed by many as the founding figure of Western philosophy.

"Question everything," Kanye tweeted two years ago on 23 April, mirroring what Socrates said around 2,500 years ago: "The unexamined life is not worth living."

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It's not surprise that Kanye has also previously compared himself to Socrates in his lyrics, rapping in the 2010 song 'See Me Now': "I'm Socrates, but my skin more chocolaty."

Earlier this year, Dave Chappelle rushed to Yeezy's side at his ranch in Cody, Wyoming, following a slew of worrying outbursts left fans fearing for the rapper's health.

He captioned a video on Twitter featuring Dave and a crew of other friends: "THANK YOU DAVE FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE ME DOING WELL DAVE YOU ARE A GODSEND AND A TRUE FRIEND ALL LOVE."

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In the clip, Kanye asked the Chappelle's Show star to say something to 'make us smile'.

The comedian said: "The brotherhood is real, love is real."

Kanye responded, "Wait a second, I said something [to make us] smile, man. We need some joke, something. Something to like lift our spirits."

Dave replied, "An uplifting joke? You know I don't do them."

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As the group hugged, Kanye said: "Thank you for coming out and checking on me."

In other 'Ye-related news, the music icon has taken aim at Saturday Night Live, accusing the show of pitting black people against one another after actor Issa Rae appeared in a skit with Kenan Thompson in which she seemed to diss Kanye by saying: "Kanye? F him," along with an eye roll.

Kanye took to Twitter to blast the show, saying: "I've always said SNL uses black people to hold other black people back. My heart goes out to Issa Rae I'm praying for her and her family I know that the twenty years of service that I've paid in the entertainment field has furthered our ability to be more successful."

Featured Image Credit: cblacksmith/Twitter

Topics: Entertainment, Kanye West, Celebrity

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