Kanye West's emotionally charged new single, “Only,” is dedicated to his late mother and 18-month-old daughter. It's become an instant hit, with a little help from another musical genius, Paul McCartney, on keyboards.
Based on their tweets, it appears that some of West’s younger fans don’t’ know who the Beatles legend is.
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
Who is Paul McCartney? Why do people love him?— shweta hi (@swifthirlwalls) January 2, 2015
It’s not clear whether the posters were trolling, but the tweets understandably drew a swift response.
WHAT THE?! The end is nigh! "@OVOJosh: I don't know who Paul McCartney is, but Kanye is going to give this man a career w/ this new song!!”— Aimee L'amour (@aimeelamour) January 3, 2015
But there was some understanding for the apparent ignorance of youth.