Kanye "CAPITAL LETTERS" West is on a quest for his rightful title now that Michael Jackson's dead (yet still to be buried?):

The rapper told something called Scrape TV: "You know everyone loves and respects Michael but times change. It's so sad to see Michael gone but it makes a path for a new King of Pop and I'm willing to take that on... There's nobody who can match me in sales and in respect so it only makes sense for me to take over Michael's crown and become the new King… First there was Elvis, then there was Michael, now in the 21st century it's Kanye's time to rule. I have nothing but respect for Michael but someone needs to pick up where he left off and there's nobody better than me to do that. I am the new King of Pop."

According to Ace Showbiz: "Furthermore, Kanye reportedly has reached out to the Jackson family to obtain official permission to use the title but so far received no response from them. It is believed that the family is still mourning over Michael's death."

Ahh, that's good of him to "reach out", much like an YSL clad vulture, to Michael's family to see if he can nab their dead relative's title. 'Cause, you know, times change, so hurry up with the mourning already - you've had a month, JEEZ.

While we're at it, I always get something of a sardonic laugh out of lines such as "it is believed that the family is still mourning." They're invariable written by those who've yet to be touched by life's inevitable losses.