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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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301.

Serpy    

Um yay whatever..someone's always being offended. Get over it

438 days ago
302.

jaxtex34    

what do you expect from a no class,no brains,no integrity piece of garbage from da hood that just got lucky? If he had an ounce of class,he would be more humble and grateful for all he has.What a loser

438 days ago
303.

Bobbi    

this cretin is a pathetic loser, just simply trash with cash....going to be a grea tfather....perhaps IARMA will teach him a very sad lesson

437 days ago
304.

liz    

this guy is lower than dust ,and dumber than dirt . how these guys make so much money ,is beyond me . it kind of is indicative how low are society has descended .

437 days ago
305.

liz    

how this guy got so rich is a miracle ! what an imbecile! the scary thought about all this is that he breeds .

437 days ago
306.

Lucee    

Like we dont already know-- Kanye West is a s***bag...always was, always will be, Double him up with Kim Kardashian and, well, you've got olympic caliber s***bag material personified...

437 days ago
307.

rosalie    

He's a PIG,HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PIG,HIS GIRLFRIEND IS A PIG AND NOW THEY HAD AN ADDITIONAL LIL PIGGY,HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT ONE PIG,WHY NOT MAKE A NASTY LYRIC ABOUT YOUR MOM AND THI UGLY PIG WILL NEVER STAY WITH THAT HOE,SHE'S IN LALA LAND.AND PICKED THE MOST UGLY GUY ON EARTH !!! HE SHOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO MAKE ANOTHER SONG EVER,HE IS NASTY AND A OUTCAST IN OUT SOCITY

437 days ago
308.

sentientone    

idiot wants attention any way he can get it

437 days ago
309.

Maileeann    

Kanye seems to be getting more ignorant by the day.

437 days ago
310.

backfire    

Kanye is one dumb MF and I think he's completely lost whatever creativity he has-- his karma is piling up.

437 days ago
311.

GuyX    

" Girl shake that ass like a donkey with Parkinsons.." Eminem

There was no backlash/ public uproar for that lyric. But Kanye does it and everybody loses their mind. Talk about double standards. You hypocrites. Yes you.

437 days ago
312.

Ray    

"Girl shake that ass like a donkey with Parkinsons.." - Eminem (Won't Back Down song)

I'm not insinuating anything, but if we are going to be critical of the lyrics, why the double standards? But hey, what do I know?

437 days ago
313.

Mary Ann Moseley    

And just exactly what do you expect from somebody who is "in bed", so to speak, with the Kardashians?

437 days ago
314.

CG777    

This guy is a jerk. Poor Kim K, you will realize soon if you havent already that this guy is a self centered, money hungry dirt bag. He has sold his soul for a dollar.

437 days ago
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MC MIC    

No disrespect whatsoever to victims of Parkinson's disease, but i think people need to leave Kanye West alone. He is an artists, and a poet. if i recall correctly the lyrics in question are a fine example of a 'Simile' something which is utilized in poetry and taught in high school... a "figure of speech" if he said "bump like herpes" i bet no one would care, even though there's a bunch of people suffering from that.

MC MIC OUT!

437 days ago
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