Petition launched to stop Kanye West recording David Bowie tribute album
Kanye West is reportedly threatening to release a David Bowie covers album after discovering the late icon’s repertoire following his unexpected death last week.
Update: Over 9,250 people have now signed the petition
This is only a rumour at present, with nothing confirmed by either the rapper or anyone connected with him, but that hasn’t stopped a petition emerging to stop him going all Ziggy Stardust on us.
Blame The Daily Star for sparking the speculation. The tabloid claims that Kanye has been busy laying down his tribute to Bowie with versions of hits such as “Rebel Rebel” and “Heroes”.
“Some are straightforward covers with Kanye actually singing. On others he is rapping with his own lyrics over Bowie’s music,” an unnamed “source” told the paper.
The report also alleges that Kanye believes “the torch” of musical innovation has been passed to him, which predictably has the Starman’s fans up in arms.
To date more than 750 people have signed Peter Piranha’s petition, “Stop Kanye West recording covers of David Bowie’s music” with protesters branding Yeezy a “talentless arsewipe” who “couldn’t lace David’s boots”.
Others have been recalling Kanye’s divisive rendition of Queen’s classic hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Glastonbury and accusing the rapper of “cashing in on Bowie’s death”.
Kanye’s representative did not immediately respond to our request for comment