The notoriously witty Ryan Reynolds has responded to claims from Kanye West that the music in the film Deadpool 2 sounds an awful lot like his own tunes.
Earlier today, Kanye West appeared to have found time between dominating the charts to sit down to watch Deadpool 2 – the latest film in the Deadpool series, featuring Ryan Reynolds as the title character. However, it seems that Kanye soon began to realise that the music in the soundtrack sounded a little bit too familiar for his liking.
“I love both Deadpool movies. I heard tracks in it that sound similar to mine,” wrote Kanye before seemingly addressing Reynolds himself and noting, “bro I would have cleared my music for Deadpool.”
However it seems that West wasn’t too bothered by the whole situation, using it as an opportunity to offer his own music for the third film. “Your guys writing and approach is so innovative … I love how you guys break the 4th wall,” he wrote. “Thank you for being innovative and please know I’m down to clear next time.”
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
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 12, 2018
Of course, because this is Twitter we’re talking about, Ryan Reynolds soon took to the social media platform to sarcastically explain that he had indeed noticed that Celine Dion’s original song ‘Ashes’ sounded incredibly similar to Yeezy’s work, and that he would be “having a word” with her.
Clearly, he was joking, but many Twitter users have already begun to fantasise about what a Kanye West-soundtracked version of Deadpool might sound like.
Agree. I’m having a word with Celine Dion. https://t.co/NnMSBBNA9k
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) June 12, 2018
In related news, the soundtrack to Deadpool 2 recently made headlines for being the first film score to receive a parental advisory warning – that’s right, not ‘film soundtrack’, film score.
This warning was due in part to the title of many of the score’s tracks, and also due to the language used in choral elements of the music, featuring tracks with titles such as ‘Weasel Interrogation,’ ‘Holy Shit Balls’, and ‘Make The Whole World Our Bitch’ being included.
“It’s a badge of honor, to be honest,” explained Tyler Bates, who has performed with Marilyn Manson and composed the scores for films such as 300, Guardians Of The Galaxy, and Dawn Of The Dead. “I’m pretty certain this is something Dave [Leitch, Deadpool 2director] will remember for a minute.”
The most notable track on the soundtrack is arguably ‘You Can’t Stop This Mother Fucker’, which features a choir singing the line “You can’t stop him/You can’t stop this mother fucker,” before featuring the repeated line of “Holy shit balls.”