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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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16.

mary    

you cant teach a grown person respect or compassion, that is something they learn as a child. some of these people who are subjects on this site and have earned millions seem to have a God complex, they think because the have made alot of money, its all about them and rules dont apply to them. it is funny to watch people when they are struggling to achieve fame they are so humble and nice , once they get fame and the money then the real person comes out.

390 days ago
17.

Rachael    

It's loosers like this that make my day.... I love to watch stupid people like this fail miserably. First a stopsign, then the Kow, now this. ha ha ha ha ha ha

390 days ago
18.

Cindy    

People with Parkingson's shake. And Kanye made reference to people with Parkingson's shaking.

So what's the problem.

390 days ago
19.

Kim    

Dear Mr Kanye Omari West : Your IGNORANCE astounds our family and friends!!! Our mother died a HORRIFIC , BLOODY, NIGHT TERROR FILLED DEATH FROM PARKINSON'S DISEASE!!!!! WE WATCHED HER GASP FOR AIR WITH BLOOD COMING FROM EVERY PART OF HER BODY, SHAKING AND CONVULSING!!!

DID YOU WATCH YOUR F*CKING MOTHER DIE A HORRIFIC DEATH???? WAS YOUR MOTHER COUGHING UP BLOOD, SHAKING IN TERROR, BEGGING TO DIE????

WE ALL HOPE YOU WERE AS 'LUCKY' AS WE ALL WERE TO EXPERIENCE WATCHING YOUR MOTHER DIE FROM SUCH A 'NON ISSUE' AS DEATH FROM .... OH WHAT WAS IT ...... plastic surgery !!!!!

YOUR AN ARROGANT, IGNORANT , TEXTBOOK Narcissistic personality disorder ( NPD ) P.O.S.!!!!!

SINCE YOU FEEL NO REMORSE IN RAPPING ABOUT ISSUES THAT ARE PAINFUL AND REAL TO OTHERS....... I HOPE YOU GET TO EXPERIENCE FIRST HAND HOW PAINFUL IT CAN REALLY BE.......... you just had a child , right?????

ENOUGH SAID!!!!!

390 days ago
20.

tracey254    

You know, I hope this fool gets parkinsons. This is no joke. My dad had this disease. NOT funny *******!!! At least someone with parkinsons can move around a street sign!!

390 days ago
21.

BB not bb    

There is always some group complaining to get publicity off of someone else's business. If you are Italian and the old Italian farts don't like you, they complain you are ruining their image. If you publicize an illness, and the Parkinson's people need a cause, they jump on that like you are abusing the old shaky people.


Parkinson's does make you shake. That is the whole point of calling it a disease. How is this making fun of people? I don't think people with Parkinson's even listen to Kanye West, so what do they care?

When you send money to these foundations, searching for a cure or protecting your image, all you are getting is a lot of hot air. What do they want from this guy, to make him write a song that Parkinson's patients are the man?


They should write their own song if they don't like it. They can say homey in a wheelchair, getting all the ladies, it don't matter if he is shakin cause he's rakin it.


Parkinson's is caused by the nerve synapses not being able to uptake the proper chemicals that control the bodily functions. These people probably need to detox and they will stop shaking.

390 days ago
22.

BB not bb    

You know what might be really funny, if someone took a Kanye West song and made a Weird Al Yankovick style parody out of it featuring Parkinson's Patients.


They could have Parkinson's gangsters and homeys roaming all around the city in fancy cars and robbing banks or whatever.

390 days ago
23.

Brian    

I hate Kanye West. I wish he'd just disappear. Jump off a high rise or something loser. You pathetic piece of crap.

390 days ago
24.

steak man     

This guy is rich but he can't buy class.

390 days ago
25.

Piper    

He is a **** bag

390 days ago
26.

BB not bb    

Look out, this could start a Parkinson's riot. Old people wielding walkers over their heads could take over the streets of L A. Then the foundation will arrive as back up to sneer down any who dare to mention the name of the Parkinson's Gang.

390 days ago
27.

Kev the Realist    

WHoa, Shocking. Kanye is ignorant and distasteful???? How about, angry, gay, stupid, ugly, self absorbed, aelf entitled, media whore, father of a bastard child, a kept KRAPTRASHIAN, a loser, and complete a$$hole...... How is that for a start.

390 days ago
28.

Me    

Their poor little girl will be so proud--mommy did a sex tape, and daddy insults Parkinsons patients. These two are all ABOUT distasteful and ignorant.

390 days ago
29.

EasilyHard    

He's got 20 grammys and millions of fans & $$ worldwide...why condem art?

390 days ago
30.

Crazy Cat Lady    

A bag does not exist which is of sufficient size to contain the volume of D0UCHE that is Kanye West.

390 days ago
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