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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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286.

RobinD323    

His entire CD sucks. I've never heard more derogatory remarks about women and sex in my whole life. He's got some nerve expecting anyone to show him respect. Talking about women blowing him just for starters..This man just had a baby daughter! I'm just curious if he's going to change? If he's going to kiss him innocent daughter with those big racist lips of his? He's with the right Gold Digger, Kim..He may as well call himself Kanye Kardashian. It's got a nice ring to it doesn't it? Your new CD BLOWS! sideways Kanye..You will have to live off of Kim's money... It's approx. 40 minutes long..Trying to rip off of Herbie Han****..The only song worthy of applause is Blood on the leaves..And it's filthy! Musically speaking it could be a hit but never a number 1..Kanye needs to move over for the real & true artist to take over...

408 days ago
287.

TJ    

TMZ- if you can't get stories on KIm Kardashian- settle for Kanye West. ugh

408 days ago
288.

Spicy mag    

Indecent rap lyrics. God forbid!

408 days ago
289.

DB    


I wonder if this same APDA had a problem with Eminem's Parkinson's references on his last album Recovery? He made at least two references to the disease that I can think of right off the top of my head. I like both artists but come on, let's not pick and choose who we confront for insensitive lyrics. It should be all or none.

408 days ago
290.

Thomas White     

The guy is dumber than a sack-ful of rocks, anyway. Why should this be such a shock?

408 days ago
291.

Anthony    

It's a lyric! No need to get your panties all up in a bunch! They seriously have nothing else too bitch about? People need to learn how to ****ing chill now adays!

408 days ago
292.

Dontworryboutit    

Holy **** people are way too sensitive. People should be complaining that Kanye is just a **** rapper, not his references.

Our society is a ****ing breeding ground for *****'s.

408 days ago
293.

DJG    

If you pick a woman with a butt the size of a Buick, saying stupid things is pretty much a given.

408 days ago
294.

Jillian    

He's filthy trash screwing a filthy whore.

408 days ago
295.

LINDSAY SULLIVAN    

You can take the boy out of the ghetto but will never take the ghetto out of the boy!!

408 days ago
296.

LINDSAY SULLIVAN    

YOU CAN TAKE THE BOY OUT OF THE GHETTO - BUT YOU WILL NEVER TAKE THE GHETTO OUT OF THE BOY. HE IS SO LOW RENT!

408 days ago
297.

Marie    

Yuk- just went I thought I couldn't hate this lowlife, dirbag- I do. He is such a loser- and, a nothing. Never could understand his claim to fame. He's a damn disgrace! Am so sick of hearing about him! However, it cant be helped- the media is all over this guy- impossible not to see or hear about him.

408 days ago
298.

Mr. G    

"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". Why should this surprise anyone coming from a person that IS ignorant and distasteful.

408 days ago
299.

Michell    

Just adds to his lack of respect for anyone.

408 days ago
300.

jimbob    

Kanye is a racist and disgusting pig period. Thoroughly listen to his lyrics and you will hear all his thoughts. Hes a punk and just got punked by Kim K. Pay up for 18 years like Busta - punk.

408 days ago
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