Last Friday, Kanye West celebrated his 41st birthday and released his and Kid Cudi’s Kids See Ghosts. But the praise for Kids See Ghosts was likely outshined by an even better birthday gift: Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and synthpop duo Chaos Chaos‘ collaborative effort, “Kanye’s B-Day Song,” a catchy tune commissioned by Kim Kardashian West.
‘Ye is a huge fan of the show, saying after it was renewed for 70 more episodes, “This is the greatest news. This is my favorite show. I’ve seen every episode at least 5 times each.”
The song itself is a funny, but at times disturbingly sexual, story about Rick and Morty sneaking into Kanye’s bedroom while he sleeps. Rick sings (while Morty interjects with his usual qualms), “Kanye’s birthday, Morty / It only happens once every seven years, Morty / Crawling through the window right now / It’s Kanye’s birthday time / Crawling out across the floor / Towards his bed / He’s got nice sheets / Crawling up the sheets / Under the sheets with Kanye / I’m getting close and cuddly now.”
The song then sets up a disturbing scene of Rick grunting while Morty demands to know what’s going on. Rick continues, amid Morty’s objections, “I’m gonna give him a kiss on his forehead / He’s sexy and buff / And he’s nice / I’m gonna write my name in pen on his leg / As a human being he’s my friend / As a human body he’s a pillow / He’s my friend, it’s his birthday / It’s Kanye’s birthday today.”
But then we find out Rick may have had an ulterior motive. “Take a lock of his hair, Morty / Here take this, I’m gonna make some clones of him later / I’m gonna make some Kanye clones / Gonna fill a room with them / Amazing music will come out of that room.”
After Morty points out there’s a bucket of bones in the corner of the room (which is never explained, naturally), we find out Rick may have had a second ulterior motive. “Morty, grab all of those sneakers / Yeah, they’re worth a bunch of money just grab ’em; we gotta go. / Hurry up, let’s get the f*ck out of here. / Happy birthday, Kanye.”
We’re going to assume Kanye enjoyed the gift. He’s shown some willingness to poke fun at himself lately, and Justin Roiland was even on hand at the listening party for Kids See Ghosts last Thursday, seen here with Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live), and Ross Butler (13 Reasons Why).