David Bowie fans petition for Kanye West not to record tribute album

David Bowie Fans Sign Petition to Stop Kanye West Tribute Album
David Bowie Fans Sign Petition to Stop Kanye West Tribute Album

Thousands of David Bowie fans are so opposed to Kanye West recording a tribute album to the late singer, they've signed a formal petition to try to prevent that from happening. Ever.

Kanye hasn't even officially announced plans for the album, but that hasn't stopped more than 8,000 people from signing a petition on 38 Degrees to stop the rapper from recording any Bowie covers.

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The rumor stems from a Daily Star article in which anonymous sources say he's recorded a few songs, singing straight covers on some and adding raps to others.

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Kanye has made it well known on Twitter that Bowie inspired him -- but fans may be right to be so protective of the rock star's legacy.

Coldplay members have famously recounted how Bowie turned them down for a collaboration. Drummer Will Champion told NME, "He was very discerning — he wouldn't just put his name to anything."

Kanye's no stranger to petitions, though, like the one last year calling for the Glastonbury Festival to replace his headlining slot with a rock band. It got over 130,000 signatures.

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