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Being a musician is dangerous work - at least according to Kanye West.

In an interview with syndicated radio show Saturday Night Online Live with Romeo that aired over the weekend, Kanye compared his job to that of a police officer.

"I'm putting my life at risk... this is like being a police officer, or like war or something," Kanye told Saturday Night Online's Garrett. "You're literally going out to do your job every day knowing that something could happen to you."

He seems to be following in Tom Cruise's footsteps, who recently compared his job as an actor to being at war.

Other highlights from the interview:

Kanye equates himself with other great artists: "I'm great like Michaelangelo... Disney."

Kanye's response to people who don't appreciate his rants: "What you call a rant I call a visionary stream of consciousness."

Watch the full interview (complete with many other quotable gems) below!