While Kanye West’s “Theraflu” has been a contagious banger since its release last night, the Hit-Boy produced track is catching more than just a cold.
The animal rights group PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals organization) has addressed West’s lyrical jab, “Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor.” In a statement sent to XXLMag.com, PETA’s Senior Vice President Dan Matthews fired back with a loaded response.
“What’s draggin’ on the floor is Kanye’s reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings,” said Matthews. “He’s a great musician but doesn’t seem to have the fashion sense to design anything more than caveman costumes. We keep hoping that one day he’ll find his heart and join evolved style icons—including Russell Simmons, Pink, and Natalie Portman—who have dropped animal skins.”
This isn’t the first time the Chi-town rapper has been called out for his fur-loving ways. In January 2010, Matthews lashed out on West and then-girlfriend Amber Rose for rocking long fur coats during Paris Fashion Week.
“Kanye can’t help making himself look like an idiot, whether at an awards show or a fashion show,” PETA’S Matthews told the UK’s Daily Mail. “He and his girlfriend look like pathetic creatures from a shabby roadside zoo.”
Probably no coincidence that Kim Kardashian, whom West openly professed his love for on “Theraflu,” also had a run-in with PETA several weeks ago after getting flour bombed at an event by a group activist.
While West's camp has not responded, there's no doubt he'll be making a fashion statement soon. -- Adelle Platon