Kanye West is slapping down reports that he recently dubbed himself the new King of Pop.

“It makes me feel bad that obviously I made people feel that I would be corny enough to say something so whack after the passing of an idol, a legend and more than that a human being with feelings and a family,” West posted on his official website.

“It scares me to think what people will believe, without even a source. Any random person can type something on the Internet and then the world believes it.”