Kanye West says Justin Timberlake is his nemesis.The rapper believes the 'SexyBack' singer is the only star that can both rival and inspire him.He told hip-hop magazine XXL: "My biggest inspiration and biggest competition is Justin Timberlake. He is the only other person that gets an across-the-board response and respect both on black radio and white radio."Kanye says he and Justin are on a different level to everyone else and has compared their healthy rivalry to Prince and Michael Jackson's chart battle in the 80s.He added: "If Justin hadn't come out and killed the game, I can't say that my album, singles and videos would be on the same level that they're on. We push each other. I look at me and Justin like Prince and Michael Jackson in their day."The Grammy-award winner also insists he is not interested in record sales but instead concentrates on connecting with his fans.He said: "I feel like my lyrics are, if not THE, then equal to, the realest lyrics out. I connected with so many people without talking about guns and drugs. It's harder to go to work 365 days than shoot a person in one day."However, Kanye realises his arrogance could hinder his chances of success.He revealed: "When people come up to you like, 'That was really good,' you're supposed to play stupid, like, 'Wow, you really think so?'"Because people can't really handle the truth. But I am the truth. I'd rather be hated for what I am than loved for what I'm not."