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Kanye West under fire for Parkinson's lyric

WENN

Kanye West has come under fire from health campaigners after rapping about Parkinson's disease in a new song.

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On "Sight," from the rapper's latest album "Yeezus," has been branded "distasteful" due to a line that references the degenerative disorder which causes sufferers to tremor. West 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."

The star has been taken to task by bosses at the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), which is dedicated to finding a cure and helping those diagnosed with the condition. Kathryn Whitford of the APDA tells TMZ.com, "We find these lyrics distasteful and the product of obvious ignorance."

West, whose girlfriend Kim Kardashian gave birth to the couple's first child on Saturday, has yet to respond to the controversy.

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Jun 27, 2013 7:15AM
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If you had a family member will this horrible disease, like I do, this would bother you more.  What a moron.
Jun 19, 2013 4:47PM
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So what's the big deal? Holy crap, ya let **** get married and your worried about shaking like parkinsons? The fricken PC police need to take a step back and maybe get some priorities in order!
Jun 19, 2013 1:02PM
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Wow people are so stupid and pissy now a days.  He is making an analogy, he is not saying anything about Parkinson's one way or the other. If you were reading a book and the author wrote something like " He was like a cancer." That mode of writing provokes a clear vision. This is no different.  Find something else to bitch about, like all the starving children in the world.  Thank you public school system for producing a bunch of idiots.
Jun 19, 2013 12:55PM
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i'm white and don't care for rap/hip-hop,but come on people.i have heard a lot worse.this political correctness is getting out of hand.
Jun 19, 2013 12:45PM
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Kanye, maybe you should change the word to Earth Quakes.  I 'm sure you thought that word would offend anyone.  Life is a %$#&, as soon as you get happy about something, something unhappy is waiting around the corner for YA.......apologizes and mean it.
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