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Kanye West and The Game sampled Eazy-E’s 1988 song “Eazy-Duz-It” for their new single “Eazy” on Friday (January 14), and it’s already got the seal of approval from the N.W.A legend’s daughter. During an interview with TMZ, Ebie Wright shared her thoughts on the track that’s made headlines for a number of reasons.
“Ironically enough, my life was never easy either,” she said. “But I think it’s a great song. You know what, I’m a huge Kanye fan. I love Game. It’s an incredible record. And it was also produced by my buddy Hit-Boy, so shout out to all my guys.”
Ebie also talked about Eazy-E being linked to a song that sees Kanye dissing his ex-wife’s new partner Pete Davidson, in addition to the controversial monkey cover art.
“Honestly, the fact that they sampled ‘Eazy-Duz-It’ – my father literally represents revolutionizing everything,” she explained. “He also represents gangsta rap. What Kanye did and what he said on it, I mean, it don’t get more gangsta than that. I’m with it. I mean, you gotta think about it like, Kanye especially, he knows how to go viral. He’s also very expressive. I feel like, he can’t do no wrong. I think Eazy taught him, and Yeezy taught me.”
She added, “I absolutely think if my father was alive, he would have totally loved to be a part of this record. I mean, it’s incredible. You can’t pay more homage than actually using a sample from one of his biggest songs, ‘Eazy-Duz-It.’ And you know, titling the song ‘Eazy.’”
Kanye West’s verse finds him calling out comedian/actor Pete Davidson while referencing his new girlfriend, Uncut Gems actress Julia Fox.
“God saved me from that crash,” he raps. “Just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s ass (who?)/And my new bitch bad/I know Illuminati mad.”
The song arrived just a day before Kim Kardashian allegedly stopped Kanye from attending his daughter Chicago’s fourth birthday party, with Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner then stepping in to help.
The cover art for “Eazy” was also slammed by animal rights organization PETA for using a skinned monkey.
“The photo is reminiscent of the monkeys PETA has found, sometimes heads, sometimes hands, sometimes the whole body, in meat markets around the world,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement. “It makes it clear that when you remove the fur you can’t miss that there’s a person in there, that they are fellow primates, and do not belong to us to abuse for any purpose, not in laboratories, roadside zoos, movies, or meat markets.”
The disturbing image of a skinned monkey that @kanyewest shared serves as a reminder that there’s no real difference between humans & other animals.
— PETA (@peta) January 14, 2022