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Kanye West upstaged by 'Borat' in Australia
It seems Kanye West and his ego are no match for Sacha Baron Cohen's make-believe world traveler from Kazakhstan, "Borat." According to the Australian Associated Press, Kanye West -- in town with U2 for their "Vertigo" tour -- was visiting Sydney tourist spot the Opera House at the same time as Borat, who was being rushed by a large gathering of media. When West tried to cross a road, an Opera House security guard prevented him from going any further. "I just thought it was funny, 'cause he didn't even stop my friend and he stopped me," West told the Australian AP. "Then he pushed me." An Opera House spokesman countered that claim and said the staff member did his job, but added that they would review footage of the incident. "He stuck his arm out to prevent him (West) going further, and never pushed him," the spokesman said. Kanye said that he was trying not to be noticed by wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses. "I wear a hoodie because I don't want to be recognized," he said. "I don't want to draw too much attention -- I gotta walk like eight blocks to my hotel." An Opera House official who saw the incident later took West inside to meet Cohen, who rarely goes out in public out of character.
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