Leave it to South Park to cut Kanye West down to size.
The rapper says Wednesday's episode, which portrays him assuming a joke about gay fish is really about him, has forced him to re-evaluate his occasional tendency to think everything is about him.
"South Park murdered me last night and it's pretty funny," a good-natured West writes on his blog. "It hurts my feelings but what can you expect from South Park! I actually have been working on my ego though."
West says he created his "crazy" ego to build up his self-esteem, but it's now "played out at this point in my life and career." He adds: "I just wanna be a doper person which starts with me not always telling people how dope I think I am."
In the South Park episode, entitled "Fishsticks," the fishsticks-loving Grammy winner can't understand why everyone keeps accusing him of being a gay fish with this joke: If you're a guy who likes fishsticks — especially in your mouth — you must be a gay fish. (Try saying it fast.)
The humor is lost on the "motherf------ lyrical wordsmith" as he tries to crack the confounding "Fishsticks + Me = Gayfish" equation — before finally embracing his true nature and "going home."
"I'm sure the writers at South Park are really nice people in real life," West concludes, sounding like a doper person already.