London, Nov 17 : Rapper Kanye West has likened himself to Princess Diana in an online rant about his arrest over an alleged scuffle with paparazzi photographer in a nightclub in the UK.
The 31-year-old singer was arrested on the suspicion of assaulting a photographer in Newcastle club, but was later released.
West criticised the media, whose practices he deems 'intrusive'.
"Regardless of how much light I put out there are people working just as hard to only deliver darkness," British tabloid The Sun quoted him as writing on his blog.
"If you listen to my music, how could I deliver so many positive, uplifting messages and be the monster the media paints.
"Let us not forget that the paps killed Princess Diana. The exploitation of my image is the problem," he added.
The hip-hop star denied assaulting the photographer, insisting that he was just preventing him from taking images, and in all the commotion the camera scraped the paparazzo's nose.