Kanye West is back with another Twitter tirade. After beefing and reconciling with Wiz Khalifa last month, Yeezy unloaded another slew of tweets aimed at a different target: Bob Ezrin, a veteran music producer who wrote a negative review of The Life of Pablo.
“Has anybody ever heard of Bob Ezrin???” he tweeted on Tuesday (Feb. 23). “What the fuck 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!!!”
Then, nearly a month after vowing to “never speak on kids again,” West brought Ezrin’s children into the conversation.
“Your kids are ashamed of their dad,” he continued. “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.”
Ezrin’s critique was published on Lefsetz, but the site is currently down. The producer, who’s worked with the likes of Rod Stewart, Pink Floyd, and Kiss, said West has been less impactful than M.C. Hammer with his music.
“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.”
Yeezy particularly objected Ezrin’s assertion that Macklemore has been more important in hip-hop.
“Bro you said Macklemore was more important musically than me,” West tweeted. “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!!!”
The Twitter tirade didn’t end there. He also seemed to reference Taylor Swift here, calling her “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 added. “Welcome to pop culture!!!”
And then, he ended his tweet storm with “all positive vibes.”