Rapper Kanye West recently likened his career to that of a police or a soldier at war: “I’m just giving up my body on the stage and putting my life at risk, literally.”
Well, a local Ohio police chief begs to differ. In an open letter on the Brimfield Police Department’s Facebook page Thursday, David Oliver said that West’s “line of thinking is part of the problem in the world today…which include entertainers thinking they are something more than just entertainers.” The local chief is known for attention-grabbing posts on the department’s Facebook page, but he sarcastically writes that he isn’t sure that he’s worthy of addressing the star.
“I want to thank you for putting your life on the line for all of us every day,” wrote Oliver, 45. “ I know that being a rapper is tough work. I have tried to rap, and it is very difficult to keep up with the pulse of the rhyme flow.”
He dared West to join the military and experience what soldiers experience on a daily basis. “When the Taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow,” Oliver writes. “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.”
He closed: “Check yourself, before you wreck yourself.”
Read the full Facebook post here.