Friday, May 24, 2024

Paul McCartney, the Great Beatle, Guest Stars on Kanye West Record with “N Word” Repeated 45 Times


What do I do with this story? Paul McCartney, our beloved Beatle, has made a terrible choice. He’s appearing on a new single in which Kanye West says the “N” word 45 times. The record is called “All Day” and McCartney appears out of nowhere, for no reason, whistling and then playing a snippet of another song. Then “All Day” returns to its to its main theme of repeating the “N Word.”

Why is McCartney involved in this? First he was somehow involved in Kanye’s odd auto tuned ballad called “Only One.” Then he played guitar but didn’t sing on the Kanye-Rihanna single “FourFiveSeconds,” a catchy ditty he obviously wrote since West is not capable of authoring a melody. Now this episode, and it’s unfortunate. A Beatle and the “N” have no business being together anywhere. McCartney is usually smarter than this; he’s undermining a brand he’s worked on for almost 60 years.

McCartney doesn’t need the money. He doesn’t need to be “hip.” I’m very disappointed. Very bad choice.
PS It occurred to me after I posted that McCartney may think this is ok because John Lennon once sang “Woman is the “N” of the World.” It’s not.

WARNING turn the sound down in a public place:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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