Young Platinum Poses as Bob Ezrin, Responds to Kanye West’s Twitter Rant

Please, Yeez! After Kanye West went on another Twitter rant late Tuesday, February 23, artist Young Platinum took to his verified Twitter page and posed as rock producer Bob Ezrin.

The situation started when Ezrin, 66, issued some scathing commentary about West’s new album, The Life of Pablo, in Bob Lefsetz’s newsletter. “Kanye’s greatest achievements have been in the form of excessive behavior, egomaniacal tantrums and tasteless grandstanding,” Ezrin blasted to his readers. “Maybe I lament for a world where being truly, world-shakingly excellent at anything — at least in the field of popular music if not elsewhere — is no longer absolutely necessary . . . You can be a star today just by creating a public life that people pay attention to. That’s it.”

And word got back to Yeezy. “Has anybody ever heard of Bob Ezrin? What the f–k does he know about rap…” West tweeted of the producer, who’s worked with Phish, Pink Floyd, Kiss and Lou Reed. “Please don’t speak on me bro ever again! Your kids are ashamed of their dad…” West, 38, later acknowledged his mistake for bringing up Ezrin’s family, but added: “Could you imagine if you were Bob Ezrin’s kids… I’m so sorry for them… I will send them free Yeezys to make up for the embarrassment that you have caused your family!”

Naturally, Ezrin’s Wikipedia page and Google searches immediately blew up — but Young Platinum had some responses of his own. The artist took to his verified Twitter account under the guise of Ezrin and updated his birthdate, profile picture and bio to dupe fans. He then blasted a series of tweets pretending to be Ezrin. 

Bob Ezrin and Kanye West
Ezrin and West John Sciulli/WireImage; Chelsea Lauren/WireImage

Young Platinum also brought West’s outspoken ex-girlfriend Amber Rose into the mix. 

Amber Rose
Rose arrives at the 16th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards in 2011 Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Meanwhile, multiple sources tell Us Weekly in the new issue that West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, is not pleased with her husband’s recent Twitter rants and wants him to seek professional help. “She and Kanye are having big problems that are escalating,” one source tells Us. “Kim has demanded that Kanye get therapy.”

For more on Kimye’s relationship, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now. 

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story said it was Bob Ezrin’s Twitter account, but a rep for Twitter confirmed to Us Weekly that the rock producer is not on the social media platform. Young Platinum was simply posing as Ezrin.

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