After Kanye West’s tumultuous few weeks, he's at it again with a new fight to pick on Wednesday. This time it's with a Canadian music producer who wrote a less-than-flattering blog post about the rapper.
“What kind of crazy, fucked up world is it where this guy is considered to be culturally important!!???” wrote Bob Ezrin, a Toronto-born producer who’s worked with Pink Floyd, U2, and Jay-Z.
Kanye West reacts as he accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
“In spite of what the aspirationally-cool media keeps saying about him, unlike other creators in his genre like Jay-Z, Tupac, Biggie or even M.C. Hammer for that matter, it’s unlikely that we’ll be quoting too many of Kanye’s songs 20 years from now,” Ezrin wrote on Monday.
“Hell, Forbes named this guy one of the 100 most influential people IN THE WORLD in 2005 and 2015!! Seriously??? Influencing WHAT exactly?”
Kanye, in typical fashion, responded with a long series of tweets.
Has anybody ever heard of Bob Ezrin???— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 24, 2016
I’m tired of old people that have no connection with anything trying to comment on music!— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 24, 2016
Bro you said Macklemore was more important musically than me… no offense to Macklemore, he’s a nice human being!— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 24, 2016
Bob please never speak in public again… you are everything that is wrong with the old guard …— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 24, 2016
Ezrin I truly feel sorry for your friends and family that they have had to suffer an idiot like you for so many years…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 24, 2016
West also said he’d send Ezrin’s kids free pairs of the sneakers he designed with Adidas, the Yeezy Boost 350.
Considering they’re selling for up to $1,499.99 on eBay, getting publicly roasted by Ye may have its own special perks.
I’m so sorry for them… I will send them free Yeezys to make up for the embarrassment that you have caused your family!— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 24, 2016
And yes I've talked to Adidas and we gon hook y'all up with free Yeezys and Adidas. All positive vibes.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 24, 2016
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