To celebrate the start of the New Year, Kanye West released a collaboration with Paul McCartney entitled "Only One" on Dec. 31. It's the first single off Yeezy's upcoming album, and he began working on it with the ex-Beatle early last year.
No doubt riffing off West's famously developed ego, one fan made a harmless joke about the duet:
who tf is paul mccartney???!??! this is why i love kanye for shining light on unknown artists— :/ (@CurvedDaily) January 2, 2015
This was then followed up by a number of other users who made a similar quip -- or, at least, we hope they were just joking.
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 the hell is Paul McCartney? Jesse McCartney's dad?— — (@cuntlifex) January 4, 2015
Who is this Paul McCartney?❓❓❗??? He boutta blow up thanks to Kanye!!! ❗️👌😳— ur bae (@BaeAsHell) January 2, 2015
Kanye has a great ear for talent. This Paul McCartney guy gonna be huge.— Desus Nice (@desusnice) January 1, 2015
Meanwhile, threatening to be lost in a mire of death threats and insults, @CurvedDaily was forced to explain that what he had tweeted was actually just a joke.
come on guys, the whole thing was a joke and you've gone too far, i LOVE the beatles, paul mccarthy, ringo star, jay leno and the other one— :/ (@CurvedDaily) January 3, 2015
But it was too late, because social media ran with it, slamming kids these days for not knowing the world's most famous band.
If you don't know who #PaulMcCartney is, you don't deserve your ears.— Eric Vale (@ericvale) January 3, 2015
There's a whole generation of people that think Kanye is about to make Paul McCartney a super star. Epic fail folks. End times are near.— Cocolish (@BeCoco77) January 5, 2015
All we can say to that is: yesterday all our troubles seemed so far away...