Ryan Reynolds posts hilarious response to Kanye West's Deadpool tweets
If you're a fan of Kanye West's music, this is a pretty exciting time. He announced an ambitious plan to release five albums in five weeks. Each album is by a different artist, but features Kanye's exclusive production, and consists of seven songs. Over the past three weeks, we got albums from Pusha T, Kanye, and Kids See Ghosts (Kanye and Kid Cudi). This week we get an album from legendary rapper Nas, and next up is R&B singer Teyana Taylor. It's Yeezy season - a 90% chance of dope music, and a 100% chance of obnoxious tweets.
Yes, the excitement has been dampened a bit by Kanye's outrageous comments. He's always been outspoken, from "George Bush doesn't care about black people" to "Yo Taylor, I'mma let you finish." But now he's become more of a troll than a rock star. On Twitter, Kanye announced he loved polarizing president Donald Trump. On TMZ, he ranted about how 400 years of slavery sounded like a "choice." Then he released the song "Lift Yourself Up," which featured the lyrics: "Poopy-di scoop / Scoop-diddy-whoop / Whoop-di-scoop-di-poop."
This morning Kanye posted anther strange tweet, saying he loved the Deadpool movies, but thought they copied his music. "I heard tracks in it that sound similar to mine… bro I would have cleared my music for Deadpool." In a follow-up tweet, he added, "your guys writing and approach is so innovative … I love how you guys break the 4th wall… thank you for being innovative and please know I’m down to clear next time."
In the Deadpool movies, Ryan Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, a mercenary who is diagnosed with terminal cancer and tries an experimental cure. He's left hideously disfigured, but also receives a superhuman ability to heal. He dies and comes back, again and again, like a Looney Tunes character. And the movies aren't your typical action movies. They're violent, raunchy and satirize superhero movies, with tons of clever "meta" jokes.
You can see why Yeezy would like Deadpool, but it's unclear what he's referring to with the music. What song in Deadpool 2 sounded like his? Does he mean the score or the soundtrack? The movie mostly featured classic songs from artists like Peter Gabriel, Cher, Dolly Parton, Pat Benatar and Air Supply. Also, there was an original song from Celine Dion. Looking at the tracklist, I guess Ye might mean the songs from Diplo, Skrillex and DJ Shadow / Run The Jewels? They don't sound like Kanye songs to me, though.
Anyway, Reynolds tweeted a hilarious response. "Agree. I’m having a word with Celine Dion." In case you missed it, Celine Dion recorded the original song, Ashes. It's a sincere, soaring ballad in the spirit of her classic Titanic single, My Heart Will Go On. The music video features Deadpool doing a interpretive dance in high heels, and has over thirty million views.
Of course, it sounds like nothing like Kanye's music. But hey, maybe he can get a track in Deadpool 3 / X-Force.