Kanye West is back at it… unleashing a Twitter tirade on music producer Bob Ezrin and Taylor Swift (again).
In a slew of tweets on Tuesday evening (Feb. 23), Ye called out Ezrin, over a negative review he wrote about his latest album, The Life of Pablo.
“Has anybody ever heard of Bob Ezrin???” he tweeted, before insulting him. “What the f*ck 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,” Kanye wrote. “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 to make up for the embarrassment that you have caused your family! Ezrin I truly feel sorry for your friends and family that they have had to suffer an idiot like you for so many years.”
In Ezrin’s reivew, which was published on Lefsetz, he calls West less impactful, with his music, than MC Hammer.
“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. “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, Macklemore and Kendrick.”
Kanye West referenced Ezrin’s assertion that Macklemore has been more important in hip-hop, responding with: “Bro you said Macklemore was more important musically than me. No offense to Macklemore, he’s a nice human being! 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 even if I’m your kid’s idol!!!”
Ezrin has produced for the likes of Rod Stewart, Pink Floyd and Kiss, among others.
Kanye didn’t stop there, he also references Taylor Swift, referring to her as “you know who.”
“Rock and Roll was stolen… Rap was exploited… I made 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,” he tweeted. “Welcome to pop culture!!!”
Despite the negativity in his rant, Kanye concluded with: “God bless the fools … all positive vibes!”