External links edit "Cold" at Kanye West's Official Website.
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8 Composition edit "Cold" is a bass-heavy, bouncy track with West rapping prominently over a "furious beat".Retrieved April 23, 2012.20 At the 2012 BET Awards, the song was performed with rappers Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, as filed out one by one to deliver their verses from the song "Mercy with West emerging to perform his verses from "Cold" and "New God Flow".We keep hoping that one day hell find his heart and join evolved style icons- including Russell Simmons, Pink, and Natalie Portman - who have dropped animal skins." 19 Live performances edit The song was first performed by West at the London stop of his.24 Chart performance edit References edit a b Rodriguez, Jayson."Here's the (nsfw) Artwork for Kanye's Theraflu".21 Though Los Angeles Times ' s Randall Roberts noted that it wasn't "until West moved into his hit "Cold" that things got great".22 On November 20, 2013, when performing live on The Yeezus Tour at the Barclay's Center, West used a vocal track of " Cold as Ice " by Foreigner for an intro to his performance of "Cold".10 The second part of the" alludes to his relationship with Kim Kardashian and her estranged husband, Kris Humphries.A b Coleman, Miriam.
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16 Controversy edit When "Cold" premiered, it was titled "Theraflu".
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18 In response to the line "Tell peta my mink is draggin' on the floor peta stated: "What's draggin on the floor is Kanye's reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings.
The video features an appearance by Kim Kardashian and was directed by Hype Williams.9 It includes West's "blunt thoughts on his romance with model Amber Rose who was engaged to rapper Wiz Khalifa at the time, with lines like, "only nigga I got respect for is Wiz / And I admit I fell in love with Kim around.11 The song "is stuffed with boasts about the rapper's fashion cred, from boasting that he's had dinner with Vogue editor Anna Wintour to showing off a 6000 pair of shoes.Songwriting is credited to West, Chauncey Hollis, James Todd Smith and, marlon Williams, while production was handled.George Condo, designer of the cover of West's 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.Tom Breihan of Stereogum described the song as "a seriously strong performance, all hard snarls over a bleepy late-'90s-style beat" and that it "finds Kanye getting surprisingly personal, at least for a couple of lines, about his long-rumored relationship with Kim Kardashian." 14 Rob Markman.
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13 Critical reception edit "Cold" features West rapping about his love for television personality and model Kim Kardashian.