With his political affiliations tainting his public perception it's starting to look like Kanye West can't even win for losing. This became evident on Tuesday (Nov. 20) when ghostwriter-turned-rapper, Pardison Fontaine, sat down for an interview with GQ in which he told the publication that he was "pissed" that Ye ousted him as the writer of "Violent Crimes."
In what appears to be an attempt to distribute proper credit Kanye sent out a tweet that detailed how the song on his Ye album came to fruition while also disclosing the writing credits.
Although this seems like it would be the proper and honest thing to do, but because Pardison was fighting hard to shake the "ghostwriting" label after penning Cardi B's breakthrough smash "Bodak Yellow" it angered the upcoming artist.
"Nobody needed to know I hit him about that, like, 'That's not why I do that for,'" Fontaine said. He then went on to explain that writing for people he respects — such as his idol, Kanye West, or close friend, Cardi B — are exceptional cases as he wants to be known as an artist not just a writer. Yet, it is his pen game and descriptive story telling that media personality, Charlamagne Tha God, feels will help Pardi achieve this stardom.
"[Pardi] describes Newburgh in a way that’s vivid," Charlamagne said when telling GQ about his first time listening to Pardison. "It’s like the way that Jay used to describe Marcy or Big used to describe where he was from in Brooklyn, or the way Snoop would describe L.A. I knew his whole life after listening to [Not Supposed to Be Here]."
Although the categorical placement irritated Pardi, being recognized by important cultural figures like Charlamagne and Kanye is enough praise to have fans checking for his future projects.