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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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61.

Brat    

Kanye being called ignorant and distasteful, I'm shocked

406 days ago
62.

Nun ja biz    

Consider the source. He is an ignorant moron.

406 days ago
63.

jd    

That sign did a job on him.

406 days ago
64.

Adibobea9    

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…

406 days ago
65.

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!

406 days ago
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Achillies115    

Not even really a rhyme even..

406 days ago
67.

keivab    

Dont people with parkinsons shake? Whats wrong with a compairson

406 days ago
68.

wornoutmama    

Big whoop. Over sensitivity. Next please.

406 days ago
69.

helen    

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.

406 days ago
70.

Kanona    

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.

406 days ago
71.

Nunya    

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

406 days ago
72.

awards    

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?

406 days ago
73.

Cherice    

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!!!

406 days ago
74.

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....

406 days ago
75.

Cat    

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.....

406 days ago
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