Rapper is called "ignorant" for controversial rhyme.
There's really no way to name an album Yeezus without ruffling a few feathers, so Kanye West probably saw this coming. A lyric from one of his songs is causing controversy over its mention of Parkinson's and now the country's largest organization dedicated to fighting the disease, is hitting back.
The American Parkinson Disease Association is upset with West, calling him "obviously ignorant" for making light of the degenerate disorder that cause extreme shaking. On the track "Out of Sight" from his new album, Yeezus, the Chicago MC likens Parkinson's disease to a good time: "A monster about to come alive again/Soon as I pull up and park the Benz/ We get this b---- shaking like Parkinson's."
The APDA's Vice President Kathryn Whitford was not amused. "We find these lyrics distasteful and the product of obvious ignorance," she said.
This isn't the first time West has come under fire over his music and physical disorders. He was forced to slap a warning on the video for his 2010 single "All of the Lights" after it was found to cause epileptic seizures due to the flashing lights.
In regards to the Parkinson's rhyme, 'Ye hasn't offered an explanation and may be too preoccupied with the new lady in his life. Kim Kardashian gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter, last weekend.
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