Leonard Cohen's 'diss poem' called 'Kanye West is not Picasso' goes viral

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Cohen died little more than a week after Trump won the 2016 presidential election, so the poem clearly had nothing to do with the rapper's Oval Office meeting. "If I, Kanye West, can remove my ego", he dubiously said at the time, "I think there's hope for everyone".

A poem written by Cohen in 2015, before his death in November 2016, was recently published and went viral on Thursday - the same day the Grammy Award-winning rapper met with President Donald Trump, another person who has touted himself as a genius. You can listen to Michael Shannon's reading of Leonard Cohen's poem "Kanye West Is Not Picasso" in the Soundcloud player above. But many were quick to call it "a diss poem from beyond the grave".

The "Hallelujah" singer, who died almost two years ago at age 82, wrote a poem in March 2015 in which he took issue with Yeezy's declaration of being the famed Cubist painter from Spain. And don't forget, "I am the Kanye West of Kanye West/ The Kanye West/ Of the great bogus shift of bullshit culture/ From one boutique to another". "Kanye West is not Picasso/ I am Picasso", Cohen writes.

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Cohen did not appear to bear any ill will toward the fervent Trump supporter during a 2014 interview with the Wall Street Journal. In the poem from Cohen's posthumous book, he declares, "Kanye West is not Picasso / I am Picasso", then in Kanye-esque fashion goes on to compare himself to Edison and Tesla. "It's not necessary to identify".

The poem contains a couple of expletives, and also mentions rapper Jay-Z.

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