Dear Kanye West, E-mail
Written by David Oliver   

I am honored to be writing such an important star. I am a mere Internet sensation. I’m not sure I am worthy to address you, although the Huffington Post did say I was “Humorous and Insanely Popular.” I don't pay much attention to those things. Anyway, please excuse my interference in your life for a quick second. I read your interview and also watched it on video. You said:
“I’m just giving of my body on the stage and putting my life at risk, literally.….and I think about it. I think about my family and I’m like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.”

I want to thank you for putting your life on the line for all of us every day. 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…although when Ice Ice Baby comes on the radio, I can usually keep up with ol’ Vanilla.

Anywho, your job is just some very dangerous work. Most people don't consider... if you rap really fast, without a chance to inhale, you could pass out and hit your head.

That last paragraph was covered in sarcasm. I’m letting you know, just so you do not think I agree with your very ignorant assessment of your career (or any other performer)as it relates to a person in the military or a police officer’s service. You sir, are as misguided as they come.

I do have a suggestion for you. Since you are accustomed to danger, from your life as an international rapper, I am strongly encouraging you immediately abandon you career as a super star and join the military.

After joining, I would like you to volunteer to be deployed in Afghanistan or one of the numerous other forward locations where our men an women are currently serving. When the Taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow. 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.

Your line of thinking is part of the problem in the world today….which include entertainers thinking they are something more than just entertainers.

I know it is supply and demand and the demand for your services is high. I get economics. What I do not get is you EVER comparing what you do for a living to our heroic military members, who are always in harm’s way… and my brother and sister police officers who have to go to work carrying weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest to protect themselves.

Check yourself, before you wreck yourself….Chief Oliver.

(we've included a few of the comments the Chief recieved in response below)

Dave Thompson

I was looking into a career as a professional rapper. Come to find out its a pretty dangerous job. So I decided to become a cop.
2,963 · December 12 at 6:21am via mobile

    28 Replies · 7 hours ago

Dan Stien

There are probably dangers being in a relationship with Kim Kardashian, but I am sure they could be cured with penecillin
836 · December 12 at 8:06am · Edited

    18 Replies · 8 hours ago

Tammy Tedesko

Chief Oliver, I am a retired State Trooper in Nevada and prior military. I salute you sir, in standing up for the folks who serve and speaking the truth!! Thank you for being the stand up guy that you are! I would have loved to work for you!

1,054 · December 12 at 6:36am via mobile

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Kyle Donahue

Thank you for posting this. Kanye's not the first ignorant, out of touch celebrity to say something to this effect. *cough* Tom Cruise *cough*
941 · December 12 at 6:15am

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Lisa Remer

Here's a a former celebrity who knows the true meaning of heroism and self sacrifice.. RIP Capt Pat Tillman, US Army. KIA April, 2004 in Afghanistan. Kanye is a dumb b#tch

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written by Jimenez, December 18, 2013
I have been on both sides of the fence once a Professional drummer now Police Officer, I can understand how Mr West Belives his own hipe.. Sad Sad case, But chief Oliver that was the funniest thing I have seen in a while good work
Police Officer
written by Brian Mack, December 29, 2013
Thank you very much Chief David Oliver for professional and kind words to Mr. West. I am myself a formal *Devil Dog" of the USMC and now have served with the DCHDPD for 13.5 years as a police officer. So my hat goes off to you sir for taking the misguided and guiding them back in the right direction of life. God bless!
Police Officer
written by Brian Mack, December 29, 2013
Thank you Chief David Oliver for your professional and kind words to Mr. West. I am myself a formal "Devil Dog" of the USMC and I presently with the DCHDPD with 13.5 years as a police officer. So my hat goes off to you sir for taking the misguided and guiding them in the right direction of life. God bless!

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