Ye, formerly known as Kanye West.
Kanye West. Image Credit: Supplied

Rapper Kanye West compared himself to legendary musician Elvis Presley, while opening up about the struggles he has been facing when it comes to holding concerts.

The rapper compared himself to Presley on social media for not being allowed to perform, reports

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He uploaded a black-and-white photo featuring a message that read, “I HAVE NOT BEEN ALLOWED TO PERFORM IN A YEAR. FEELS LIKE THE ELVIS PRESLEY MOVIE.”

He was seemingly making a reference to Elvis being banned from gigs due to his provocative performances.

Shortly after sharing the post, West appeared to have been contacted by many to offer him some help. He released screenshots of his text exchanges with a number of people, who assured him that they could help in booking venues, via Instagram Story.

Upon learning that many have ran to help, the “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” spitter issued a follow-up statement on the same social media platform. He penned, “Please reach out to Cara Lewis Group for all bookings -YE.”

Earlier that same day, Kanye let out a video to talk about his struggles to book arenas for his shows.

In the footage, he could be heard saying, “We just sold out the United Center in seven minutes, and I just want to express to everybody out there to see if it’s anyone that can help with this. It’s the only arena that I had access to in the past year.”

The “Flashing Lights” rapper said: “And when I call, people say there’s no avails for me and you know why that is,” while seemingly referring to his controversial remarks.

“So if there’s anybody out there that can help with this, please do,” he concluded.