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Kanye West is not pleased with the music trade.
On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the 43-year-old rapper shared quite a few tweets about music possession and recording contracts earlier than posting a video that appeared to indicate himself peeing on considered one of his 21 Grammys.
“Belief me … I WONT STOP,” West wrote alongside the clip.
Over the previous few days, West has shared a number of posts criticizing the music trade—which he referred to, together with the NBA, as “modern day slave ships.” He additionally tweeted about artists needing to personal their work, noting that “within the streaming world, master ownership is everything” and that it’s “the majority of the earnings.” He claimed this was “extra vital than ever,” particularly amid the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
“The artist should personal our masters,” West wrote in one of his posts. “Artists are ravenous with out excursions. Ima go get our masters … for all artist … pray for me.”
West additionally addressed contracts and the roles they play in music possession.
“If you signal a music deal you signal away your rights,” he wrote in another tweet. “With out the masters you may’t do something with your individual music. Another person controls the place it is performed and when it is performed. Artists don’t have anything settle for [sic] the celebrity, touring and merch.”
He later added, “We have gotten comfy with not having what we deserve … they permit us to have a bit of cash from touring get some gold chains some alcohol some women and faux numbers that feed our egos … however we do not personal our masters. We our [sic] supporting different individuals’s children … we might spend our complete life within the music trade however our children gotta go work for one more firm after they develop up.”
West then claimed he is “the only person who can speak on this as a result of” he “made multi billions outdoors of music” and “no musicians make billions within music.” He promised he is “going to vary this.”
“I do know a whole lot of musicians will not be allowed to say something however I can not be muted or cancelled so I’ll say every little thing as at all times,” he tweeted, later including, “We sat again and watched Nick Cannon get canceled and we go to play ball with Black Lives Matter on our backs … brothers let’s stand collectively for actual … there isn’t any NBA or music trade with out Black individuals … honest contracts matter … possession issues.”
As well as, he alleged that Common Music Group will not inform him how a lot his masters price.
“Everybody please cowl me in prayer …” he continued. “I AM ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS PEOPLE ON THE PLANET AND UNIVERSAL WONT TELL ME WHAT MY MASTERS COST BECAUSE THEY KNOW I CAN AFFORD THEM … BLACK MASTERS MATTER.”
Referring to the 4 kids he shares with Kim Kardashian, West then tweeted, “MY CHILDREN WILL OWN MY MASTERS … NOT YOUR CHILDREN … MY CHILDREN … MY CHILDREN … MY CHILDREN.”
The “Stronger” star vowed to do “every little thing” in his “authorized energy” and to make use of his voice “UNTIL ALL ARTIST CONTRACTS ARE CHANGED STARTING WITH GETTING MY MASTERS FOR MY CHILDREN.” At one level, he additionally addressed his personal offers.
“OK GUYS CHECK THIS OUT … I DONT HAVE A CONTRACT WITH UNIVERSAL … I HAVE TEN,” he wrote. “THEY TRY TO BURRY [sic] US ALIVE.”
He then tweeted what he claimed had been the pages from these contracts and wrote he wanted “every lawyer in the world to look at these.” He wrote that that is what the “Kanye West deal seems like right this moment” and that “I PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS THAT IT DONT LOOK LIKE THIS TOMORROW.”
“THIS MOMENT IS GOING TO CHANGE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY FOR GOOD … I FEEL SO HUMBLED AND BLESSED THAT GOD HAS PUT ME IN A STRONG ENOUGH POSITION TO DO THIS …” he also tweeted. “EVERYONE KEEP PRAYING … ITS WORKING … I AM ON MY KNEES THIS MORNING.”
As well as, he known as on different artists—together with Drake and Taylor Swift, with whom he is had a long-running feud—to indicate their assist. West additionally wrote in a since-deleted tweet on Monday that he is “not placing no extra music out till I am performed with my contract with Sony and Common.” E! Information has reached out to Common and Sony for remark however has not heard again.
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This is not the first time West has gone on a Twitter spree. Actually, he is performed so just a few occasions over time. From tweeting about his famous family to his political aspirations, West reserves solely his most candid takes for his Twitter followers. He is additionally opened as much as his followers by way of different channels. For example, he just lately talked about every little thing from his psychological well being— West has bipolar disorder—to fatherhood throughout an episode of Cannon’s Class.
“With my kids, I’ve to be in entrance. I’ve to be there,” West stated at one level through the interview. “I’ve to be current—not simply the dad that comes with the cool presents, I’ve to be current…and I’ve to talk up…I’ve needed to elevate my voice sure occasions on issues that I stood for morally.”