On New Year's Day, Kanye West released "Only One," a piano ballad written and performed in collaboration with Paul McCartney. Yeezus pairing up with the most genial Beatle was exciting if a little befuddling, and several people took to Twitter to make the same joke at Sir Paul's expense. Good Morning America didn't get it.
Kanye has a great ear for talent. This Paul McCartney guy gonna be huge.
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) January 1, 2015
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
who tf is paul mccartney???!??! this is why i love kanye for shining light on unknown artists
— :/ (@CurvedDaily) January 2, 2015
The joke—and it is very obviously a joke—is that Kanye, a musician who regularly "shines a light on unknown artists," was collaborating with an artist whose star is even bigger than his own. Desus, one of the jokers in question, is celebrated across the internet for his excellent jokes. Of course everyone knows who Paul McCartney is.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 5, 2015
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