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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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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BIGMACBOY    

LIL WAYNE TRAMPLES THE AMERICAN FLAG... KANYE WEST DEGRADES WOMEN AND PARKINSONS AND THEY WONDER WHY THE "N " WORD IS STILL USED... DUH !

489 days ago
227.

TJ    

People want pictures/stories on Kim Kardashian. What happed to Mike Walters direct line to the K family. TMZ doesn't rate.

489 days ago
228.

George Helm    

He's a walking mouthing disease!

489 days ago
229.

Lori    

Good grief.....Its a rap song, nothing is out of bounds. If you find it offensive then don't listen to it!!!!!!

489 days ago
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big d    

That is the stupidest 'lyric' I have ever heard in my life.

489 days ago
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Linda    

IF Kanye keeps dissin gpeople, no one will want his albums. Rapping in no tmusic, most of it is just plain vulger.

489 days ago
232.

big d    

That is the stupidest 'lyric' I have ever heard of.

489 days ago
233.

Diamond    

get a life ~ its a song: so what if he address the disease in song...you people have nothing else to discuss

489 days ago
234.

Diamond    

get a life ~ its a song: so what if he address the disease in song...you people have nothing else to discuss

489 days ago
235.

Fran    

No problem, that's Kanye, he does and says whatever he wants right!

489 days ago
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Angela Ohanian    

This guy is such a creep. He is ugly with an ugly scowl and his stupid rap music is disrespectful and ridiculous and he makes millions for having no talent, no brains, and no looks. Just goes to show the mentality of the youth in this country.

489 days ago
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Angela Ohanian    

I have no idea why this ugly creep is even popular. He has a scowl on his face and a chip on his shoulder and I hate rap - its disrespectful and ignorant. And this idiot is a millionaire. That says something for the youth in this country. Its degrading.

489 days ago
238.

Anna     

I hope Michael J Fox kicks his ass...or at least bashes his head into another street sign.

489 days ago
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Chris    

Oh my God. And now we have people telling him to get his "facts straight" in a lyric that has nothing to do with factoids. It's a---

**** it. You're all ****ing tools anyway. ****ing TMZ is just garbage, hosted by a voice that's better off hosting kids' shows.

489 days ago
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Chris    

Do people with Parkinson's shake?

Yes? Okay, now let's stop being offended. He didn't call people with Parkinson's stupid. He compared it to a girl shaking with excitement. I really, REALLY do not want to hear him apologize for this. I don't even listen to Kanye West but what the ****?

ARGH. I get the feeling that ACTUAL people with Parkinson's don't even give a **** about this---it's the people trying to be their saviors, the people trying to speak for them when they can very well speak for themselves, that are crying.

489 days ago
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