Kanye West Under Fire for Parkinson’s Lyric

Craig Rosen
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Kanye West is a magnet for controversy. Just a day after the release of his latest album, Yeezus, he's in the middle of another one over a lyric in a track on the album. In the album's opening song, "On Sight," 'Ye raps, "A monster about to come alive again / Soon as I pull up and park the Benz / We get this b--ch shaking like Parkinson's."

That lyric would make any person with common decency cringe a bit, but the folks at the American Parkinson Disease Association are particularly disturbed by it. "We find these lyrics distasteful and the product of obvious ignorance," Kathryn Whitford, VP of the organization, told TMZ.

The controversy over the lyric is just the latest surrounding the release of Yeezus. Of course, religious folks can't be too happy about the album's title or the song titled "I Am God"; and a promo video parody of an axe-murdering scene from American Psycho has also raised the ire of some. While Yeezus has received generally positive reviews, at least one critic has taken 'Ye to task for delivering "the least sexy album of 2013." Jody Rosen, no relation, writes on New York magazine's Vulture.com that Yeezus is "a dreary catalogue of porno-style degradation." What do you think?

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