Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, 'Theraflu' (and PETA, too)

So Kanye West is apparently dating Kim Kardashian. TMZ has reported as much and The Bible's Book of Ecclesiastes all but predicted it when it said: "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity." Kanye bares his soul on the subject on his ripping new track with DJ Khaled "Theraflu."

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, 'Theraflu' (and PETA, too)

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So Kanye West is apparently dating Kim Kardashian. TMZ has reported as much and The Bible's Book of Ecclesiastes all but predicted it when it said: "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity." Kanye bares his soul on the subject on his ripping new track with DJ Khaled "Theraflu."

Yeezy lets us know that either a) the former Mrs. Kris Humphries was cheating on the New Jersey Net with him during their 71 day marriage, or b) he, Kanye, fell in love with her, Kim, during said marriage, and Humphies should count himself lucky that Yeezy didn't ask his part-Nets owner pal Jay-Z to cut Humphries from the team. (That would have been expensive, since Humphries has an $8 million guaranteed contract.) 

Here's the lyric in question to the song, which also boasts of "having dinner with [Vogue editor] Anna Wintour," and asks the musical question: "Can't a young n---- get money anymore? / Tell PETA my mink is draggin on the floor":

"And I'll admit, I fell in love with Kim

'Round the same time she had fell in love with him

Well, that's cool, baby girl, do ya thing

Lucky I ain't have Jay drop him from the team"

Predictably, neither People For Ethical Treatment of Animals not Theraflu, the over the counter medicine West named the song after, presumably because he's so cold, are happy about this. Theraflu told TMZ: "We in no way endorse or approve of the references or use of the image and likeness of Theraflu in this manner."

And Pitchfork reports that PETA got snarky in return: "What's draggin’ on the floor is Kanye's reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings. He’s a great musician but doesn’t seem to have the fashion sense to design anything more than caveman costumes. We keep hoping that one day he’ll find his heart and join evolved style icons-- including Russell Simmons, Pink, and Natalie Portman-- who have dropped animal skins."

The 'Theraflu' cover art is to the above. You can listen to the song here.

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