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Kanye West

"Mama's Boyfriend"

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June 14, 2011

Update: Kanye West says that the version of his song which was widely circulated this week is "entirely bogus and unsanctioned" and features a fake backing track.

"We are the voices of our parents' bad choices, the aftermath of divorces," Kanye raps on this Twisted Fantasy outtake. In one of his sweetest, realest, funniest songs ever, he channels his childhood rage at the hapless wannabe-dads who dated his single mom, while admitting that he's grown up to become pretty much the same kind of dude. "You your mama angel / Don't get it twisted baby boy, I'll Ving Rhames you," he tells his lady's son, over a soul-drenched beat that would have fit perfectly on College Dropout. You can almost hear the kid shoot back you're not my real dad!, before throwing a toy diplodocus at the Louis Vuitton Don's head.

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