Kanye West says people don't understand his and Kim Kardashian's "interracial" relationship.
The 37-year-old rapper - who married the reality TV star in Florence, Italy, last month - insists he can cope with the "lashes" he receives in his personal life as he believes much of the criticism stems from ignorance.
Speaking at the Cannes Lions festival, he said
: "I don't write self-help books or anything like that....
"You have to be able to take the lashes when people don't understand. "Two years of people not understanding an interracial relationship, two years of people not understanding the idea of the art world meets the pop world, you have to take the lash and be able to swim in the backlash."
The 'Bound 2' star - who has 12-month-old daughter North with Kim - went on to compare himself with elite boxers Floyd Mayweather and Muhammad Ali in the way he continues to be "bashed" but still strives to be the top of his game.
"A lot of times I think I get a bad rap for saying "I can do this, I can do this.
"It's like we are the creative with teeth, we have the gut feeling that we know that the idea is more important than our personal well-being.
"So a lot of times I will say things that are not for my personal well-being which I think for people to create for their personal well-being is a selfish thing to do and you're creating to make your life better rather than everyone else's life better.
"I get bashed so much but create so much, just know that if you want to be a boxer you're going to get your face beaten constantly but then you may end up being a Mayweather or an Ali at the end of the day."