Nahhh...I don't think he thought of himself that way. He once told a fan that there was only one King, and that was Jesus Christ. So, IMO, he thought of himself as a person who was picked from millions to experience an extraordinary amount of fame...he kept searching for the reasons behind this, but probably never found them. I think that he tried to keep it 'real' as much as possible...although he did enjoy his fame and the benefits that came with it...but he never let himself get above the average person. Which was endearing to his fans, to say the least.