French Bakers Pen Letter to Kanye West Over Croissants

Those croissants that West wants are going to take some time.

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Kanye West (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

On Kanye West's new album, Yeezus, he raps on the song "I Am God" the following line: "In a French-ass restaurant/Hurry up with my damn croissants." It's typical Kanye fare, a boast and a complaint in one couplet, but members of the Association of French Bakers don't seem to be familiar with West's work, or they saw an opportunity to have some fun with the rap superstar.

In a letter to West via Billboard, the AFB expresses its frustration with West's lyrics.

In the letter, the bakers stress that a croissant can't be rushed, as it is akin to a work of art. They also say they would let the slight pass, but they take his lyrics seriously.

"From the other lines in the song, we have come to understand that you may in fact be a 'God.' Yet if this were the case  -- and we, of course, take you at your word  -- we wonder why you do not more frequently employ your omnipotence to change time and space to better suit your own personal whims," the letter reads.

Joke or not, if West is smart, he won't be eating any pastries in France for a while. 

Read more at Billboard.

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