Kanye West Is Targeted For His Parkinson’s Lyric On ‘Yeezus’


Kanye West has more than a few ridiculous lines on Yeezus, but one lyric in particular isn’t sitting well with the American Parkinson Disease Association.

TMZ reports West is being called “ignorant” and “distasteful” over the lyric on “On Sight.” West raps: “A monster about to come alive again / Soon as I pull up and park the Benz / We get this bitch shaking like Parkinson’s.”

APDA’s Vice President Kathryn Whitford told TMZ, “We find these lyrics distasteful and the product of obvious ignorance.”

APDA is an organization that has been around for over 50 years. It is dedicated to help people with Parkinson’s, as well as find solutions for cures.

[via TMZ]

UPDATE: Parkinson’s UK issued an official response by chief executive, Steve Ford, via The Guardian.

“Kanye West has shown an inexcusable level of stupidity and cruelty towards people living with an incurable condition … People with Parkinson’s have to cope with intolerable social discrimination on a daily basis – often to the point where they are afraid to go out in public – and this sort of thoughtless, callous comment can only serve to make things even worse for them.”

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  • SoLoud ImDeaf

    If people gonna cry about Rick Ross and Lil Wayne.. What makes Kayne so special?

    • dr.poopoonana

      hoe do rick ross and lil wayne even compare

    • Robert Earl Braddix Jr.

      I Agree That Was Ignorant & He Should Of Knew Not To Say That We Are Already Being Called The N Word For Some Of The Stupid Shit We As Colored People Say On Record’s & Kayne West Is No Better Then Lil Wayne Or Rick Ross So He Better Think For Now On Or He Will Lose Fan’s Or Any Company’s That Have Him Repping Them & That Will Be Lost Of Money For His As Well As It Was For Lil Wayne & Rick Ross

  • Bobby Hill

    Maybe he’s close with Michael J Fox and thinks he can say that?

    • Jack_Lingo

      Do you need permission to say whatever you want? foh. Free speech you dumbass

  • Slapz

    Who gives a fux? Let the nigga go in already. Sensitive ass people nowadays. I don’t care what you people call hip hip, music is music.

    • Slapz

      In all respect for those people, BTW.

  • wadawdadwada

    similes are meant to highlight the connections of two totally different objects.. get over it.. Watch old comedies like Nutty Professor you see people making fun of Parkinson Disease every other scene lol this man simply connected the the way he shakes to being like parkinsons… now you understand exactly how he was shaking. Deal wit it… TMZ is know for dumb articles like how lil wayne was bout to die ect

  • PapaGUnit

    But damn, that’s a good line!!

  • Invaderrjl

    why they always complaining, if it offends you just don’t listen to the fucking song. White Problems.

  • dogbert

    The best part is they can’t do shit about it. This is America nigga, GTFO.

  • Chill

    That lyric gets a pass. It didn’t cross the line.

  • jt

    eminem wrote about the same shit, about michael j fox not been able to stand still, i know kanye is a dick….but…leave guy alone…

  • Matt Tompkins

    A symptom of Parkinson’s Disease is tremors…. aka shaking. Nothing he said is inaccurate, so to say the line is “product of obvious ignorance.” is blatantly false.

  • ImNotJulian

    PPL, complain about anything. It’s a lyric, a reference – an exaggeration. People just like to hear themselves talk..