Kanye West blasts Canadian music producer

By Tribute on February 25, 2016 | 19 Comments

Kanye West Kanye West‘s recorded meltdown backstage at Saturday Night Live last week has evidently added to the general consensus on social media that he might actually be mentally unstable — with “manic episodes” being the overwhelming term used to describe his recent behavior.

One shrewd Twitter user said: “Wondering if Kanye West has a manic episode every time he starts tweeting…” and referenced a list of symptoms of mania from, which include “inflated self-esteem or grandiosity, flight of ideas or subjective experience that thoughts are racing, more talkative than usual or pressure to keep talking.”

Sound familiar?

Even colleagues of the controversial rap star are weighing in on his spectacular and very public fall from grace. Former collaborator Rhymefest tweeted that West “needs help, in the form of counseling. Spiritual and mental.”

It has also been reported that West’s wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, wants her husband to seek therapy after his most recent series of Twitter rants. According to a source at Us Weekly, Kim is “very concerned and frustrated,” adding the couple “are having big problems that are escalating.”

Tuesday night, Kanye took to Twitter to blast music producer Bob Ezrin, who recently wrote a strongly worded critique of the musician in The Lefsetz Letter.

“Unlike other creators in his genre like Jay Z, Tupac, 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,” Ezrin wrote. “…Kanye’s greatest achievements have been in the form of excessive behavior, 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 decidedly less than pleased and proceeded to bash the producer in another epic series of frantic, stream-of-consciousness tweets.

“Has anybody ever heard of Bob Ezrin?” West wrote about the Canadian producer who has worked with artists such as Lou Reed, Pink Floyd, Kiss and Alice Cooper.” He went on to say “Do something relevant! Please don’t speak on me bro ever again!”

He went on at 11:43 p.m.: “Your kids are ashamed of their dad… Sorry for speaking about kids … But could you imagine if you were Bob Ezrin’s kids…” Then at 11:44 p.m.: “I’m so sorry for them… I will send them free Yeezys to make up for the embarrassment you have caused your family!”

And at 11:46 p.m.: “It’s guys like you that run companies and don’t invest in Ye even if I’m your kid’s idol!!”

The father of two even managed to, once again, talk about Taylor Swift, whom he recently referenced in his album Life of Pablo, calling the pop superstar a “b-tch” and saying she owed him her career in the song “Famous.”

“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,” in a clear reference to 10-time Grammy winner.

Comedian Chelsea Handler is the latest celebrity to question West’s mental well-being.

“He’s not stable, he’s delusional and now he’ll have a mental breakdown in front of everybody,” she said to ET Canada. “Even though he’s been in this state for years.”

If you can’t get enough of Kanye’s antics, here’s the latest NSFW video released by TMZ of him, you guessed it, ranting:

~Shelby Morton

Comments & Discussion

  1. Wendy • February 25, 2016 @ 9:41 AM

    Sadly, I think that we are all fueling the fire with this guy. If his antics weren’t plastered all over the internet and television maybe he wouldn’t be so apt to carry on if he thought nobody cared what he’s up to. I certainly don’t, only commenting because I’m pretty much tired of having to hear about it.

  2. Ronbo2020 • February 25, 2016 @ 9:58 AM

    Would you media types please get lives and stop publicizing this no talent. You’re a debit to your parents.

  3. chacalcdn • February 25, 2016 @ 10:01 AM

    Besides having a big mouth his credentials are ?

    Fan of Bill Cosby
    Mike grabber
    Self worshipper

    He sure warrants all the attention…

  4. Hitmanbaz • February 25, 2016 @ 10:42 AM

    How ignorant can he be? Never heard of Bob Ezrin? An awesome producer. Guess its all about him and everyone else is irrelevant.
    What a sad guy

  5. Debra • February 25, 2016 @ 11:49 AM

    I COMPLETELY agree with Mr. Ezrin’s assessment of this big-mouth-no-talent-egomaniacal mess.

    I have never heard such idiocy as this man has spewed during the last several years. 50% more influential than anyone on the planet? Higher intellect than DaVinci (or whatever ludicrous comparison he made)? As for Taylor Swift, if she had no talent until she was insulted by him at the Grammys (the first time), what was she doing RECEIVING AN AWARD AT THE GRAMMYS? If he had a brain cell, he’d be dangerous.

    No one else has seemed to mention the “Yesus” thing, but given how amazing, magical, godlike and earth-shattering he thinks he is, well, first the son of the creator, then the creator himself? Honestly, not much of a stretch, considering the abject stupidity that flows in abundance every time he says something.

    UGH. Don’t give him the attention. Perhaps he’ll go away.

  6. LS • February 25, 2016 @ 12:03 PM

    Has it occurred to anyone that this guy could “Go Postal” one of these days?

    Should the world be surprised when it happens?

    He’s an angry man … with an ego the size of the Hindenberg … a bag of hot air … with skin stretched over it, doomed to explode in flames. He’s all hat and no herd. Nothing more.

  7. Rene • February 25, 2016 @ 2:13 PM

    I keep hearing his name, negatively, and yet, people (entertainment industry) talk about him. Why not ignore him, he will go away, he never says anything intelligent.

  8. tea • February 25, 2016 @ 2:20 PM

    nobody loves you Kayne except your poor dead momma. you are a spoiled rotten brat child to the rest of the earth and your babies are more grown up than you are Kayne. you big fat cry baby. nobody wants to worship you KaYNE YOU ARE so usless plz go stfu

  9. MightyMad • February 25, 2016 @ 2:32 PM

    Not going to defend West’s behavior here – I was one of the few who was saying the man was off his meds about 6 years ago, way before it was the fashionable thing to say (welcome to the party, boys and girls – took you all a while to get here!)

    However… if you’re a music producer, and you claims the guy had less impact on hip-hop than even MC Hammer… you’re either quite dishonest or simply an idiot.

    Say whatever you want about West (because you will be more likely right than wrong), but the man is (or perhaps used to be?) a hell of a producer. Do you like Jay-Z’s “The Blueprint”? Then you like Kanye, ’cause he’s directly responsible for its sound. And he’s damn right about “Dark Fantasy” – it’s undoubtedly a classic, and probably didn’t get the full recognition it actually deserved. His last two projects? Overwhelmingly shitty. But if you listen to “The College Dropout”, “Late Registration” and “Graduation” without using your ‘I Hate Kanye’ filters, and still do not like these albums… then you just dislike good hip-hop music, plain and simple. Which, you know… different strokes.

    So yeah, Ezrin was definitely talking out of his ass here… which makes you question his own reason to for starting this beef out. He doesn’t seems to gain nothing about it… except people remembering who is was. Because, yes, the man produces a lot of classic albums, but that was a while back… What has he done lately? What was the point of that letter of his, except gaining the same attention he is scolding West for seeking?

    So basically:
    Bob, stop worrying about what another producer is doing, and work on a project worth our attention – something you haven’t done in the last 20 years.
    As for you, Kanye… take your meds.

  10. Sad Face • February 25, 2016 @ 4:40 PM

    But… but… I enjoy Kanye’s music, and do in fact think they are extremely musically talented to the degree of nigh genius. 🙁

  11. Yeezcray • February 25, 2016 @ 4:47 PM

    Yeezus was an incredible album; regardless of its shift in tonality difference from the likes of Dark Fantasy and others. Listen to it from start to finish in order, with good equipment, paying attention to the production; there’s so much ingenuity of sound and gift wrapped packages of sonic orgasms in between and within tracks.

    As for the constant public outbursts. Dude needs a publicist or public filter mask like a chastity belt… but for the face.

  12. Gareth • February 25, 2016 @ 6:59 PM

    @Mighy Mad you have it spot on….producing Pink Floyd and Lou Reed means you obviously have to be qualified to talk about great artist but when you say MC Hammer will be remembered for better that work than Kanye..well nah cant touch this. Kayne was a genius in his early work(and for those about to jump and say his music is crap and always is always was…remember if you don not like a genre of music for whatever reason then that automatically disqualifies you from assessing the talent of one whose music is from that self same genre….kind of like how I know Miles Davis and Sid Vicious were considered geniuses in Jazz and Punk music respectively but I hate both with a passion so thus I am uniquely unqualified to say they were great or they sucked). Now however Kant-Yeah is only a genius in this own little delusional world.

  13. James stardust • February 25, 2016 @ 10:41 PM

    This blackman has no talent except that of a stupid ignorant foul mouthed garbage.his music stinks,his face looks like manure.why are we wasting our time with this talentless crap.even his wife will soon dump him if he keeps up this nonsense.

  14. Tess • February 26, 2016 @ 3:19 AM

    Verbal diarrhea and ego-maniacal temper tantrums do not bode well for longevity in the music industry…a point that Ezrin was not so subtlety hinting at in his assessment. Kanye has become a pathetic caricature and the odds are mounting for early induction into a psych ward.

  15. Rhonda • February 26, 2016 @ 3:41 AM

    Aside from being a sperm donar for KIM…who, had already exhausted her NBA…stats….and was looking for another MARKETING STRATEGY for her show…I seriously do not KNOW WHO HE IS!!!!, except a sad add on to the reality tv series…

  16. Kelly • February 27, 2016 @ 1:34 AM

    Ok, so Kanye is falling off the deep end. We’re all sick and tired of hearing his rants about this person or that person or whatever seems to piss him off at any particular moment, but do we really need to make mention of his mother, Kim or their kids? Why would anyone mention his skin color? What do any of those things have to do with his rants or behavior? If you like his music you like his music, if you don’t then you don’t – personally I haven’t liked his music for quite a while. I hope that he doesn’t run his other business as he runs his mouth cause then they’ll all end up in trouble.

  17. likeit1 • March 1, 2016 @ 6:44 PM

    Ho hum…send this guy on a one way ticket to Timbuktu

  18. Julian • March 8, 2016 @ 7:55 PM

    Ohhhh Poooor Kanye!!! You cant even hold a candle to Bob Ezrin! Just remember; he produced one of the biggest albums ever put out! Pink Floyd’s THE WALL; OH I’m sorry thats not your style

  19. Mike • April 24, 2016 @ 2:02 PM

    Who is Bob Erin? That’s a joke right?
    The same as… wait… what’s her name? His wife… The IQ challenged media whore with more rump than clue… Kim Kardashian. She asked… who is Chloe Grace Moretz? I guess this is their go to response.
    Kanye West hasn’t had any musical relevance since Jesus Walks in 2004. He is a big mouth nobody with Delusions of Grandeur. Face it Kanye… Most people ask… who the hell is Kanye West??
    Kanye and Kim = the new Dumb and Dumber…

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