Have you heard that Kanye fans don’t know who Paul McCartney is? That’s what’s being said, since the pair recorded a song together — but is it really accurate, or did Twitter get trolled?

Screenshots of tweets from people who appear to love Kanye West and have no idea who Paul McCartney is are going viral, with people bemoaning the youth that has never heard of The Beatles. Here are a couple of the tweets that are inspiring the forehead-slapping and social media sharing.


The first one appears to be the most-retweeted, most-quoted, most screenshot of the whole lot. However, let’s look at a few of her later tweets:

Maybe this is really a rap fan who just doesn’t understand that ‘Beatles’ is a band name, despite an endless number of bands whose names also mean other things (and that the bug is spelled differently), but maybe this is the red flag that this account is just playing. The same account later tweets about ‘bae’ meaning ‘poop’ in Danish, calls The Beatles ‘bae,’ and tweets ‘Goals accomplished.’

Next up? The person behind the second tweet above retweeted the people giving him corrections, then tweeted this:

And this:

Oh, and on his website, he talks about employment by The Onion (the satirical news site.)

It’s probably safe to assume he was having Twitter on, too.

The account behind the third tweet above announced that the tweet wasn’t serious — after he woke to texts telling him he was on TV.

The fourth account represented has also admitted it was a joke.

Is it possible that any of these Twitter users really didn’t know who Paul McCartney is? Certainly — but it’s not what their Twitter accounts seem to show. It’s also certainly possible that there are other Kanye fans out there who’ve never heard of Paul McCartney or The Beatles — but it doesn’t appear that we really do have evidence for it in tweets.

[Photo Credit: The Admirality]

Read more: