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Kanye West

Under Attack

Over 'Parkinson's' Lyric On New Album

6/19/2013 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West
is being slammed as "ignorant" and "distasteful" over a lyric on his new album which uses Parkinson's disease as a punch line ... TMZ has learned.

The song in question is called "On Sight" -- which includes the lyric, "A monster about to come alive again / Soon as I pull up and park the Benz / We get this bitch shaking like Parkinson's."

Now, TMZ has learned the American Parkinson Disease Association is upset about the lyric -- with the org.'s VP Kathryn Whitford telling us, "We find these lyrics distasteful and the product of obvious ignorance."

FYI -- the APDA has been around for over 50 years and it's the largest organization in the country dedicated to helping those with Parkinson's and furthering efforts to find a cure.

So far, no response from Kanye's camp.


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If your going to use a medical condition or disease term to complete a rhyme make sure it being used appropriately metaphorically or symbolically. He should donate to APDA, I do. If you were looking for a phrase to rhyme with "As soon as I pull up and park the Benz" I have one for you Kanye for free, "i see the paps snapping pics and I run into a fence"

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Kanye has always been a douchebag and an *******. He himself acknowledges that by making songs admitting to it, and fans love it! They even supported his music when he interrupted Taylor Swift's speech. Of course it was controversial and wrong, but people admire the work that he has put out in the world too much to let his actions stop them from loving him as an artist. But lately, it feels like the level of respect that he had is decreasing by every day that passes. I can honestly say that i believe that it's because of the Kardashians. That family is all about publicity and entertaining every chance they get, while Kayne is more private with his life. In other words they don't mix well, but that shouldn't stop them from being together. Besides, people love to hate the Kardashians, and now that he's a part of their family, they've learned how to love hating him too. He should just embrace himself for even more criticism because things will only get harder for him as of now. As for the lyrics regarding Parkinson's Disease, i do agree that It's not something to joke about, but come on! It's not like we don't expect this from rappers anymore. Since as long as I could remember, rappers did anything to fit a pun in their rhyme, start controversy, or think of something "clever" to say. I myself have came across so many lyrics before that offended my sex, race, interests and illnesses before but I never let it affect me. I came to expect everything from rap now, and you should too. If you would like to avoid these "ignorant" comments, either do the impossible and ban rap music or just stop listening to rap music overall. Just remember that no matter how low you think of Kanye West, you'll still be singing along to at least one of his songs or a song that he's featured in when you hear it playing.

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he just found out his daughter's initials are KKK. kris(Humphreys) kross kardashian. : ) just joking.

470 days ago


since when do people care what monkeys say

470 days ago


Music is about self expression and creativity, no matter how ignorant or insensitve, and artist should not have to apologize for their creative expression. People are too politically correct and sensitive nowadays.

470 days ago


he is an idiot what do you expect just listen to his so called music !!!

470 days ago


Kanye say something inappropriate? Surely not.

470 days ago


Post picts of ur baby and release her name before monager Kris finds out. I'd like photogs to capture that moment she finds out. Now that would be hilarious. .

470 days ago


he's a loser and always will be one ...

470 days ago


The Black Culture continues to provide value, incite and guidance to our Society and provides a wonderful role model for our young people.

470 days ago


What a mutt... next time I hope he walks into a brick wall...

470 days ago


What do you expect from black artist in the hood ? Black artist have nothing to offer younger blacks to succeed. All they have to offer them is gold teeth, gold chains ,spinning hubcaps, watches as big as frisbes, and videos in the head rest of Cadillac Escalades plus offensive remarks including the N Word. Any doubts ? watch Bet TV, Fusion, or MTV. Its all about the Lycics. The Musicians are mechanical, they are background noise with no creativity. And you ask why are so many blacks come from single family homes. These artist do not give young black kids anything to aspire to.

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Um its called a simile. Its actually encouraged in English classrooms. He isn't putting people down with the disease or making fun of them.

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Double standards much? It's a lyric that describes a disease. Where was the protest about the racist comments towards Tiger Woods? Where was the protest against the idiots claiming "They're trying to take our guns" when a law was trying to get passed? GTFOH

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