Dont get it twisted: I dig Kanye. College Dropout and Late Registration are two of the best Hip-Hop albums of the past 10 years and the man is responsible for some clever punchlines. But like any lyrical rapper, Kanyeezy sometimes straddles the line between cunning and corny (okay, sometimes flying past that line at Mach 3.) We all know Universal Music Group is the real winner regardless of if Kanye or 50 Cent sells more. So here’s something more interesting: Kanye Wests 20 Most Unforgivable Lines. 20. Nextel, my cell, it don’t work down there/What happened in Cancun? Stays down there Out of Your MindIf the death of a Hip-Hop phrase occurs when corporate America co-opts it, is the reverse true? Here, Kanye takes a slogan invented by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and somehow makes them look cooler.19. But I can’t complain what the accident did to my left eye/Cause look what an accident did to Left Eye Never Let Me DownThis is so close to being a heart-felt line until you realize Yes using a play on words to describe someones death. I guess saying you were smokin a Big L is too insensitive?18. Have you ever popped champagne on a plane while getting some brain?/Whipped it out, she said I never seen snakes on a plane. Good LifeNot horrible, but this one seems a bit forced. Why not just go all out and set up the line with, Have you ever brought a snake on a plane 17. You know how long Ive been on ya? .Since O.J. had Isotoners StrongerHow do we know hes been on ya for a long time? Because he just dropped a 1994 reference 13 years later! That is a long time, girl. He has also been on ya since he lost to E. Honda and Jamie Foxx did Wanda.16. The way Kathie Lee needed Regis that’s the way yall need Jesus. Jesus WalksRegis? Really? Out of the infinite number of ____ needs ____ combinations, you picked a couple watched by housewives and retirees. Either Ye is a closet Regis fan or Roc-A-Fella and ABC conceived the worst cross-promotional plan since Grandmaster Flash used turntables to describe menstrual cycles on The Facts of Life.15. And I was almost famous, now everybody love Kanye/I’m almost Raymond Last Call Dropping pop culture references is dicey (See # 16). This one fails because Kanye name-drops arguably the least cool show since Gilmore Girls.14. And you a parrot, you copy what I do and say?/Only difference between you and me, you were gay. My WayHuh? I guess West deserves credit for being the first rapper to conjure up a gay parrot image but other than that, we know you got better, Ye.13. “Back in my mind, I’m like damn no way/Translate Espanol, No way Jose.” Big BrotherThis generally earnest, sincere Jay-Z tribute song on Graduation gets slightly hampered with this clunker. Im no linguistics expert, but not sure how Espanol this one is. Kinda like saying you speak French by ordering a croissant at a diner.12. How many ladies in the house without a spouse? Somethin in your blouse got me feeling so aroused. I WonderThe last time I heard the word aroused was in seventh-grade health class. Its too bad the original line after of, Especially if your names Dolores or Kagina didnt make the cut.11. Saying we eat pieces of sh!t like you for breakfast/Huh? Yall eat pieces of sh!t? What’s the basis? Jesus WalksIts kinda sad when Kanyes famed addiction to porn are actually the highest-quality movies he likes. I can picture him watching Happy Gilmore after a long night in the studio and a light bulb going off.10. Heard theyd do anything for a Klondike/Well Id do anything for a blonde dyke. StrongerSadly, we have to forgive the ’90s pop-culture reference only because its the best part of the couplet.9. So if the devil wear Prada/Adam, Eve wear nada, Im in between but way more fresher. Cant Tell Me NothingSo wait? Youre fresher than the Devil and Adam and Eve? Is this the standard todays rappers aspire to be fresher then? It would make sense, I guess, that if theres gonna be Hip-Hop beef, Kanye would choose the biggest target imaginable.8. Now if my man Benzino got a Benz and they call him Benzino/When I get my Bentley they gon call me Bent-lino.” Call Some Hoes (Chamillionaire)You cant argue with this logic. Was this an unused Canibus line?7. I’ma make her my apprentice/Make her open wide like she made me her dentist.” Doing FineThis gem from the Freshman Adjustment mixtape is what happens when your only source material is The Worlds Worst Pick-up Lines. Im waiting for the remix when Ye asks a girl if shes from Tennessee/Cause you the only ten I see.6. “K, I need a free hand mammogram/I got weed, drink, and a Handicam/All of which is legal in Amsterdam” Breathe In Breathe OutMany things perplex me about this one. Drink and handicams are legal in the U.S. too. It wouldve made as much sense to say, Most of which are legal in America. And All of which? We know your parents are mad smart, but they dont have to grammatically correct all of your rhymes, Mr. West.5. “My apologies, are you into astrology/Cause I’m, I’m tryin to make it to Uranus.” Gettin it In (Jadakiss)One oft the most oft-quoted Ye lines, this one has the unique ability to both drop a joke last heard in the sandbox with a brilliant Astrology/Astronomy confusion. Im picturing this song getting focus-grouped to first-graders and the comments coming back, More Uranus jokes.4. It’s a party tonight and ooh she’s so excited/Tell me who’s invited: you, your friends and my d**k. The New Workout PlanWell forgive rhyming excited with my d**k for a second and pause to think of the unwanted image of Kanyes package getting a separate invitation to something.3. Now even though I went to college and dropped out of school quick/I always had a P.H.D.–A pretty huge d**k Girls, Girls, Girls RemixSo Pete Rock skillfully drops T.R.O.Y. RZA is smart with P.E.A.C.E. Diddy drops PhD: Playa Hata Degree. And now this. Devolution at its finest. Im looking forward to the next hot producer talking about Already Been Chewed gum and Xamining Your Zipper. This is like the reverse of the Aroused line, and apparently so good, Ye felt a need to use it again on Dropouts Breathe In, Breathe Out. 2. Who gave Saddam anthrax?/George Bush got the answers. Crack MusicWhat? There are eught-year olds who eat glue and think Iraq is a place to hold sunglasses who can debunk this one. You get the feeling that Kanye was skimming the headlines of a National Enquirer one day and pieced together this incendiary bit of political commentary.1. Im like the fly Malcolm X/Buy any jeans necessary Good MorningFor years, Guru was able to lounge on his couch, safe in the fact that his Lemonade was a popular drink and it still is line from DWYCK has battled and beaten hundreds of contenders for Most Unforgivable Line in Hip-Hop. I think its time to pass the torch.