Kanye West recorded a duet with Paul McCartney called “Only One” that was released this week. You know, Paul McCartney, from THE BEATLES? Apparently, this isn’t common knowledge because fans of Kanye reacted with tweets such as this one:
This is bad, really bad. It’s worse than the time in middle school when that one friend thought Alien Ant Farm came up with the song “Smooth Criminal” (like a one-hit band could write a song like that…name one other song they came out with…). I mean, it’s one thing to like, not know who Pat Benatar is if you’re 12 years old, but Paul is like, actively doing shit still. We’re pretty sure he holds some kind of record for SNL musical appearances.
Regardless, this is mostly ironic because it’s coming from a generation of internet savvy individuals. With literally every single news source and all your friends’ thoughts available with a swipe, you’d think they’d be a little more informed than they let on.
But we got to hand it to Paul – if his goal in doing this was to reach out to a younger generation… he had the right instinct.
Good luck, Paul.