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Thursday March 4, 2010 11:33 pm

Kanye West Sympathizes With McQueen

Kanye for Louis VuittonSelf-pronounced fashion icon says that he can sympathize with the late Alexander McQueen because they were both “tormented” by their need to be creative.

The “Gold Digger” hitmaker believes that the fashion designer - who died last month after committing suicide - felt he had proved himself with his fantastic creations and perhaps there was no need for him to be on this earth any more.

“I’m tormented by the need to create. With the loss of McQueen I feel like we lost one of the faces of modern creativity’s Mount Rushmore. There were times that the only thing that kept me on this earth was the need and responsibility to create. Maybe McQueen felt his job was done because his last collection was the greatest of the decade. We are all so hurt. I know we’re selfish because he brought us so much joy and inspiration.”

The hip-hop star admits he often experiences “night demons” and thinks McQueen suffered in the same way. Writing on his blog, he said, “I know how it feels when the night demons come. We can’t let them control our hands and feet. Sometimes when it hurts so bad we have to just lay in the bed. Just lay in bed and don’t move please, I know how it feels. I wish McQueen could have just been still. Don’t let the psychiatrists give you their drugs because it slows down your wings.”

McQueen, 40, was found hung in his wardrobe at his London home just days after the death of his beloved mother.

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