Kanye West Compared Celebrity Troubles To Civil Rights Fight In Wedding Speech

In this May 23, 2012 file photo, singer Kanye West arrives for the screening of "Cruel Summer" at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. West appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday night Oct. 9, 2013 to discuss his feud with Kimmel. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
In this May 23, 2012 file photo, singer Kanye West arrives for the screening of "Cruel Summer" at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France.  West appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday night Oct. 9, 2013 to discuss his feud with Kimmel. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
In this May 23, 2012 file photo, singer Kanye West arrives for the screening of “Cruel Summer” at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

 

(WENN) – Kanye West used his wedding speech to compare the troubles facing modern celebrities to the injustices suffered by African-Americans during the fight for civil rights in the U.S. in the 1960s.

The rapper married reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Florence, Italy in May 14, and he has now revealed he turned his wedding toast into an impassioned plea for the rights of the famous.

West compared the issues facing his family, including being photographed regularly and appearing in gossip columns, to the discrimination against black citizens in America in the early 20th century and the civil rights fight throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

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