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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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Kanye being called ignorant and distasteful, I'm shocked

459 days ago

Nun ja biz    

Consider the source. He is an ignorant moron.

459 days ago


That sign did a job on him.

459 days ago


Why is the APDA wasting their time listening to lyrics to find something to moan about? Who cares? There are a lot more offensive stuff he sings about! It is probably in hopes that they can get an apologetic donation to help fund their organization. How sad…

459 days ago

average jane    

I'm trying really hard to see what's so great about him. Why does he have such celebrity? He is not that good looking, he's an a** or trying really hard to get that reputation, and he has no talent. Kim went from Reggie to this loser. What an idiot!

459 days ago


Not even really a rhyme even..

459 days ago


Dont people with parkinsons shake? Whats wrong with a compairson

459 days ago


Big whoop. Over sensitivity. Next please.

459 days ago


Yay an article about stupid inane lyrics. 'cultural icon' my ass, still it's nice to see something written solely about Kim kardashians baby dady. Let's b honest can't b easy... He's a 'performer' A 'designer' and yet somehow all anyone cares about is the fact he's Kim k's baby daddy. And for the record not all Parkinson's get shakes. The body shuts down and you can't move (sometimes that leads to shaking) but the erratic movement u see is caused by the meds that are designed to allow the brain to make the body move agin. It's not quite perfect. Doesn't give u control over your body like regular people but hey at least they can move.. What's really great is in the later stages when you loose your memory coz the drugs are so powerful and they work less and less. That's the real good fun.

459 days ago


That's right America! First Amendment only applies as long as you don't offend someone. We live in a land of weak people who have zero control over their emotions, so make sure you don't say anything to hurt their feelings.

459 days ago


so sad that artists these days will say anything to sell a record #shameful

459 days ago


KIM HIRES WET NURSE FOR HAIRY, ALBINO HERMAPHRODITE! Yikes! The Wet Nurse says the baby looks like a blond sasquatch with a wiggly worm and a cave, eh?

459 days ago


U fukkers got away with giving Rick Ross and Lil Wayne a hard time about what they say in their music so now you're continuing with Kanye?!? DF is wrong with you ********s? FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!!

459 days ago

That Black Guy    

So eminem can say "Girl shake that ass like a donkey with Parkinsons" on Wont back down and nobody says anything. Hmmmm....

459 days ago


Yeah your a great rapper Kayne - you just insulted Ali and Michael J. Fox - oh yeah and me! You know you reap what you sow azzclown, so continue to rap your crap and see what you get down the road.....

459 days ago
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