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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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Just like John Olliver said on the John Stewart show the other day: we can ignore him. We don't have to react to his puerile games. What we can do, actually, is rewatch Idiocracy. That movie is way too close to what is happening. Paying attention to this gutter rat leads nowhere.

500 days ago


What a talent ... I don't know how he fits it all in ....

500 days ago

Jeffrey Perry    

That.s just silly. What did he say that was so bad? People with parkinson's dance and like rap-music.
And they happen to shake when they do it!

500 days ago


What...Kanye West distasteful and obviously ignorant? Really...? Since when; day he was born?

500 days ago


I bet most if yous never heard or care about this disease but now ya care because kanye said something smh

500 days ago

Henry Butler    

Kanye West is being slammed as "ignorant" and "distasteful"

Isn't that stating the obvious? Has he ever been anything else? Is there anyone who doesn't already know this? If so, where have they been?

500 days ago


Seems like he is always offending people. Classless!!!!

500 days ago


Kanye West IS a disease.

500 days ago


Maybe Kim and Kanyeah Kardashian Kan encourage their family and "friends" (cough cough) to make a Kontribution to the Parkinson Foundation. Kinda like that did with the Chicago Children's Hospital.
Speaking of the Chicago Children's Hospital, I wonder how many gifts and kontribution they actually did receive from this bunch of gypsies.

500 days ago


This man really thinks he's something with his grumpy ugly a$$ face he looks like he just ate $hit by the way all he does in his music is brag about what he has and then talk about what he's gonna do like he's a tough guy now we should be scared oh hi$ a$$ Bithc NO! You're not tough you're keeping up with the Kardashians that exactly when you're career ended right thur! Yeezus, but you would loose a fight to a street sign that's goddish enough lol

500 days ago


I'm not even a fan of Kanye West, but why are people surprised? Music from most artists these days is offensive in some regard, and you're always going to have people who are offended.

Yeah- the line is distasteful. But it's not like he's saying "Let's kill all those useless people with Parkinsons."

500 days ago


Kayne is an ignorant,stupid ass!!!

500 days ago


More proof that Kanye is not a good human being. I have a sister with this awful disease, nothing to make fun of or use as a derogatory line in one of his usually insensive songs.

500 days ago


oh no cracka's being overly sensitive again...smdh

500 days ago


Who cares....stop being so god Damn sensitive

500 days ago
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