The most personal song on "Ye" has suddenly become a little less personal.
These days, ghostwriting appears to have much less of a negative connotation attached to it compared to when Drake was dragged for using Quentin Miller's help. It's still not entirely accepted though as fans of hip-hop and rap music are often drawn to the personal storytelling and cunning lyricism involved in the music. The controversy still haunts Quentin Miller as he even shaded Drake in a deleted tweet from last night. Instead of letting someone potentially use the information against him, Ye decided to let the world know that he had not written the most personal track from his most recent album Ye. The artist had actually enlisted Pardison Fontaine to write "Violent Crimes."
"Violent Crimes" is the final track to appear on Ye and it is by far the most intimate piece of storytelling. The lyrical content includes Ye's thoughts about fathering a daughter, warning her of the things she will likely encounter as a young woman of color in the world. Many had assumed that, due to the personal content being addressed, the track was written by Yeezy himself but he ended up breaking a few hearts, claiming to have only contributed to two lines. "Pardison Fontaine wrote the Violent Crimes verses," said Kanye. He elaborated, writing, "I changed 2 lines. He wrote the entire song though."
Many responded to the tweet with unease, feeling a little weird about the reveal. Others chose to urge the artist to finally release Yandhi, which was promised to arrive on Saturday night. Are you looking forward to its eventual release?