It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that PETA took umbrage to Kanye West’s “Tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor” quip on new DJ Khaled track “Theraflu.” The song presents Ye at his most acerbic, so it’s no shock that he’s ruffling some feathers, but most would have thought his shot at Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose’s engagement would more quickly attract responses.
Vice President of PETA, Dan Matthews, mouthed off on the eternal upstart of a rapper, flinging out, “What’s draggin’ on the floor is Kanye’s reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings… Kanye can’t help making himself look like an idiot, whether at an awards show or a fashion show, he and his girlfriend look like pathetic creatures from a shabby roadside zoo.”
Ouch. One imagines Matthews isn’t all too familiar with hip hop culture, and amusingly enough, the “girlfriend” he refers to is likely Ms. Rose (in fact, PETA attacked the former couple in early 2010). If only he knew. Think we could have one of the sillier rap beefs in recent memory on our hands? With former parole officers beefing with white hipster chicks from California, that’s really saying something. Knowing Kanye, expect some sort of response on his next release, no matter how long it takes (think about how long he held onto the South Park grudge).
What do you think, did PETA react too harshly to a joke, or is it time to take the hip hop world to task for their obsession with fur?
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