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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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what is wrong with that line? People who have psrkinson's shape.he's not lying nor is he making derogatory comments about a person.This silly bull**** must stop. Put that energy in pushing the government to go into Chicago and clean it up before it comes to our neighborhoods

437 days ago


The guy's an *******. Surprise!

437 days ago

tj grant    

How comwe nobody said anything when Eminem said a lyric in his"wont back down" song on his "recovry album that said.." girl shakes that ass like a donkey on parkinson's;make like Michael j. Fox in he drawers playin with an etcha-sketch." jus sayin

437 days ago


dang it's just creative expression. if every agency or org decided to analyze rappers, singer's, or even actor's dialogue then it will be alotta mf's throughout the yrs who owe just about everyone an apology. yeah, yeah, yeah ...ppl don't like Kanye. But does anyone really thinks that he gives a f*ck?

437 days ago


Not only ignorant lyrics (and note just how FINE it is for a black man to denigrate the mentally incapacitated - you'd like to think non-discrimination applies to all, but no) ....

The US has a TRULY effed up system: you have hate speech laws, yet it's ok to call people ******s in song lyrics (but only if you're black: if you're black, you can be as racist as you like, if you're not, you're racist, even if you aren't) ....

Totally f*cked up. Every day, every year, kids in the US are picking up signals and learning how the world around them works, and imitating it - that's how humans work (Anthropology 101). So ya'll happy with this message you're sending to ya kids? Hideous thing is, the answer is probably yes.

Yuck, American culture and "values" (what values?) are a joke and a waste of time

437 days ago


90% of rap lyrics are "distasteful" these days. Get over it.

437 days ago

BB not bb    

So the Parkinson's foundation is talking smack to a gangster rapper. I guess they want to have a throw down to the show down. I can picture Kanye charging at a pack of them as they all scurry off, shaking and frowning, in every direction.

Kanye vs. the Parkinson's Foundation, this could be the next thing in rap, like the East Coast, West Coast war.

437 days ago

BB not bb    

The rap was insulting, good grief. Now what will all the Parkinson's patients dance to at the senior center? They can't feel down with the hood and now they are feeling oppressed and abusd, according to these experts.

In fact I think Kanye was giving them a heads up, mentioning them and their plight.

437 days ago


Not to worry, nobody listens to his so called music anyway.

437 days ago


Ignorant and distasetful is West in a nutshell. That so called song was written about Kardashian.

437 days ago


Kanye West is a gay fish

437 days ago


KRIS JENNER must be having a major psoriasis attack, as she is swathed, head to toe in black star wars outfit (including hideous army boots)on a hot day. No doubt plotting more ways to fleece the public for money.This grandiose family is so nauseating~

437 days ago

Bernice Madoff    

Those are lyrics- akin to little wayne's flag stomping song. NO TALENT, some other dialog not ENGLISH.

437 days ago


He has clearly USED Kim Kardashian, to increase his fame & notoriety. I never heard of the guy, until he humiliated TAYLOR SWIFT in public. Now he is famous for producing an illegitimate, bastard child, with disreputable KK.
so proud~

437 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

I'm sure Kanye's Krap wasn't even on their radar until TMZ called them and told them about it, then asked what they think. Nobody should waste their energy on Kanye West, not even me, right now.

437 days ago
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