Call him Air Fuhrer ... because this weekend, Kanye West compared himself to both Michael Jordan and Adolf Hitler during a performance in England.
West was performing at the Big Chill music festival Saturday night ... when he went on one of his signature rants ... this time focusing on the hardships of being so painfully misunderstood.
"I walk through the hotel and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I'm f**king insane ... like I'm Hitler."
He continued, "One day the light will shine through and one day people will understand everything I ever did."
Moments later, Kanye suggested that he needed to be the MJ of music, "Michael Jordan changed so much in basketball, he took his power to make a difference. It's so much f**king going on in music right now and somebody has to make a f**king difference."
Michael Jordan and Hitler folks ... Michael Jordan. And Hitler.