Kanye West fans mocked for labeling Paul McCartney ‘unknown’
The two musicians recently collaborated on a single “Only One,” a love song
Kanye West fans have been mocked by social media users for failing to realize who The Beatles’ Paul McCartney is after they posted a series of comments thanking the rapper for apparently introducing the British musician to the world.
“I don't know who Paul McCartney is, but Kanye is going to give this man a career w/ this new song!!” wrote one West fan, who presumably has not heard of pioneering British band The Beatles, of which McCartney was a member.
The two musicians recently collaborated on a single “Only One,” a love song dedicated to West’s daughter with Kim Kardashian.
West fans posted comments online, tagging McCartney an “unknown artist.”
I don't know who Paul McCartney is, but Kanye is going to give this man a career w/ this new song!!— OVOJosh (@OVOJosh) January 2, 2015
Kanye has a great ear for talent. This Paul McCartney guy gonna be huge.— Desus Nice (@desusnice) January 1, 2015
who tf is paul mccartney???!??! this is why i love kanye for shining light on unknown artists— :/ (@CurvedDaily) January 2, 2015
Meanwhile, other social media users raised eyebrows.
Only thing makes me mad about the stupid McCartney/Kanye tweets is these damn kids have google. Ain't no reason for your stupidity today.— Sky (@Sky_Razzball) January 3, 2015
People tweeting "unknown artist's career is gonna blow up" thanks to working with Kanye West. It's Paul McCartney. *screams internally*— Rae Johnston (@miss_raej) January 2, 2015