Just to show how (musically) literate Kanye West fans are, his followers took to Twitter over the weekend wondering aloud who in the blue blazes Paul McCartney is following news of his surprise collaboration with Yeezus.
A single from Kanye West’s as-yet-untitled seventh album, “Only One,” is a collaboration with one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century, Sir Paul McCartney. The piece, dedicated to West’s late mother Donda and his daughter North led a number of the American rapper’s fans to question McCartney’s identity on social media, some even going as far as calling him an “unknown artist.”
“who tf is paul mccartney???!??! This is why i love kanye for shining light on unknown artists.” @CurvedDaily declared on Twitter.
“Who is this Paul McCartney? ? ? ! ??? He boutta blow up thanks to Kanye!!! !” Proclaimed @PercyBlackson.
“I don’t know who Paul McCartney is, but Kanye is going to give this man a career w/ this new song!!” @OVOJosh sent.
“Only One” is the first in a series of collaborations in what in is now being dubbed the “Ye-Macca” partnership. In it, a whole new sound emerges, accompanying Kanye’s vocals, and that sound is music legend Paul McCartney on the keyboards.
But one of the world’s greatest living musicians got no love from Kanye fans, with some even going as far as calling him “McCarthy.”
“Mr.West and Sir McCarthy.” @hekbone announced on his Twitter feed, followed by a link to “Only One.”
Even Kim Kardashian fan, @KardashianMad, had this to say:
“Kanye’s new song ft. Paul McCarthy ‘Only One’. What do you guys think?”
These comments enraged the musical community who do know for a fact that the “Yesterday” singer just happens to be a member of the Beatles, one of the most influential and powerful music acts in rock music history.
Sir Paul, father of well-known designer Stella McCartney, has 60 gold discs to his name from sales of more than 100 million albums, as well as 100 million singles, both as a Beatles member and as a solo artist.
As some upset Paul McCartney admirers, @CharleeConnolly and @KimballBennion, succinctly put it:
“I don’t know what pisses me off more, the song, or the fact that some eejits are actually questioning who Paul McCartey is…”
“Kanye West did a song with Paul McCartney and people on Twitter are asking who Paul McCartney is and now I understand domestic terrorism”
Listen to the first “Ye-Macca” collaboration here:
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