On Sight

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"On Sight"
Song by Kanye West
from the album Yeezus
Recorded 2013
Length 2:36
Yeezus track listing
"On Sight"
"Black Skinhead"

"On Sight" is a song by American rapper Kanye West, from his sixth solo studio album Yeezus. It was produced by West, Benji B, Daft Punk and Mike Dean. "On Sight" contains interpolations of "Sermon (He'll Give Us What We Really Need)", written by Keith Carter, Sr., and performed by Holy Name of Mary Choral Family. However, West assembled a new choir to sing the song for the album.


"On Sight" contains a line stating: "A monster about to come alive again / Soon as I pull up and park the Benz / We get this bitch shaking like Parkinson's." This line aroused controversy from the American Parkinson Disease Association.[2] The group called the verse "distasteful and the product of obvious ignorance."[2] MTV replied stating: "The self-professed 'black new wave artist' is no stranger to controversial lyrics, drawing the ire of PETA for saying that his 'mink is draggin' on the floor' on last year's "Cold", but APDA's outrage seems perfunctory considering that this isn't the first time a rapper has used the symptoms of Parkinson's disease for lyrical effect."[3]


Chart (2013) Peak
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[4] 10
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 38


  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Kanye West – Yeezus". Allmusic. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Kanye SLAMMED By Parkinson's Group For 'Distasteful' Lyric". Huffington Post. June 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ 06/19/2013, MTV News Staff mtvnews. "Kanye West's 'On Sight' Lyrics Criticized By American Parkinson Disease Association". MTV News. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  4. ^ "Kanye West – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Kanye West.

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