Wednesday 28 September 2016

'Your kids are ashamed of their dad' - Kanye West takes aim at producer Bob Ezrin in epic Twitter rant

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Published 24/02/2016 | 09:25

Kanye West
Kanye West

Kanye West has taken aim at producer Bob Ezrin in yet another epic Twitter rant.

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The rapper has become known for his tirades on the social networking site over the past few months, with Wiz Khalifa and his financial troubles just two of the subjects he's chosen to comment on.

His latest came on Wednesday morning, when Kanye decided to respond to renowned music producer Bob's comments that his music is "sophomoric at best".

“Unlike other creators in his genre like Jay Z, Tupac (Shakur), Biggie (Smalls) 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,” Bob wrote in the Lefsetz newsletter. “He didn’t open up new avenues of public discourse like NWA, or introduce the world to a new art form like Grandmaster Flash, or even meaningfully and memorably address social issues through his music like Marshall (Mathers, Eminem), Macklemore and Kendrick (Lamar).

“Instead Kanye’s greatest achievements have been in the form of excessive behaviour, egomaniacal tantrums and tasteless grandstanding. What he is a true artist at is living his life out loud – and shoving it down the throats of the rest of us whether we give a s**t or not. He’s like that flasher who interrupts a critical game by running naked across the field. Is that art???”

Kanye was quick to view his own opinions about Bob, taking aim at everything from his age to his children in his rant. Despite the fact that Bob has worked with critically-acclaimed musical artists such as Lou Reed, Pink Floyd, Kiss and Alice Cooper, Kanye kicked off by asking: "Has anybody ever heard of Bob Ezrin? What the f**k does he know about rap…

“I’m tired of old people that have no connection with anything trying to comment on music! Do something relevant… Please don’t speak on me bro ever again! Your kids are ashamed of their dad…

"Sorry for speaking about kids… but could you imagine if you were Bob Ezrin’s kids… I’m so sorry for them… I will send them free Yeezys (trainers) to make up for the embarrassment that you have caused your family!”

One aspect that Kanye seemed to take the most offence to was Bob's comment that Thrift Shop musician Macklemore is more relevant than him.

“Bro you said Macklemore was more important musically than me.. no offense to Macklemore, he’s a nice human being (sic)!" he continued. "Bob please never speak in public again.. you are everything that is wrong with the old guard. It’s guys like you that run companies and don’t invest in Ye (Kanye) even if I’m your kid’s idol!!

"Rock and Roll was stolen… Rap was exploited. I made (albums) Dark Fantasy and Watch the Throne in one year and wasn’t nominated for either and you know who has 2 albums of the year. Ezrin I truly feel sorry for your friends and family that they have had to suffer an idiot like you for so many years… God bless the fools … all positive vibes!"

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