On his sixth solo studio album Yeezus, Kanye West insisted, "I Am a God." Now it looks as if 'Ye is indeed being immortalized, courtesy of a life-size statue now on Hollywood Boulevard.

The work of art by LA street artist Plastic Jesus (Jesus, we see a running theme here) likens West to Jesus being crucified, albeit with no cross. Kanye's arms are outstretched, with nails in his hands, a crown of thorns adorns his head, a Jesus piece is ironically placed around his neck, and on his feet are what else but YEEZY Boost 350 sneakers.

The statue is called "False Idol." When speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Plastic Jesus revealed, “[West is] a genius at writing and producing but he’s not a God, and that’s where we put him. Until there’s an issue in his life or a hiccup in his career, then we crucify him.”

He then went on to add: “By all means, treat and respect these people as artists, but don’t make them into gods—because we crucify our gods.”

The statue resides on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue. It will also appear in Plastic Jesus’s exhibition with Billy Morrison, "Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion," on February 24.

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