Kanye West took a break from his presidential campaign to make some declarations about his music career on Monday, saying he would refuse to release new music until record company Universal Music Group and its publisher Sony / ATV Music Publishing released him from their transactions.
He quickly followed suit, saying that Drake and J. Cole must apologize to him – although this is a further condition for the release of new music, it is not clear – and ask for a meeting with Jay-Z.
“I will not play any more music until I have finished my contract with Sony and Universal,” he wrote on Twitter. “For God’s sake … in the name of Jesus … come take me.”
“I am in the Calabasas family, Vivendi,” he added. “Come, come to me.”
He then began to pursue some of his contemporaries in the music world. “I need a public apology from Jay Cole and Drake to get started right away … I’m Nat Turner … I’m fighting for us.” He was later called the “new Moses.”
In a tweet he later deleted, West wrote, “I’m the second richest black man in America … I need all my people with me to break free.”
The initial Twitter storm referred to Jay-Z’s own name, apologizing for the misspelling: “I’m waiting to see Sean Carter, too.” He quickly added, “My bad, I meant Sean … without disrespect to my older brother. . “
Without going into detail on his agenda, West went on to refer to God and allude to his disputes with fellow black titans in the music industry. “I’m not an industry … I don’t care … I’m in the service of Christ … we need worldwide healing … I miss my brothers … I refuse to argue with blacks on labels we don’t have … even Twitter. ”
“I have the utmost respect for all the brothers … we need to connect and respect each other … we will no longer give away labels we don’t have.”
“I’m sure Steve Stout is hurt that he didn’t make a deal with McDonald’s … Steve is a good man Trav is a good man … my brothers to rise … we don’t even own these companies.”
“Let’s stop killing each other … let’s show God that we are people of the gods … my ego gets the best out of me … God doesn’t measure us with money in his kingdom … let’s love each other. .. I love my brothers and I miss my friends … a real conversation. “
The rapper’s producer seems to have considered identifying himself as “America’s second richest black man.” He soon tweeted, “I deleted this tweet about wealth … wealth is in our love for our family and brothers and in our service to God … let’s rise … let’s communicate.”
In the end, he writes: “I have to see the contracts of everyone at Universal and Sony … I will not watch my people enslave me … I put my life on the line for my people … The music industry and the NBA are modern days of slave ships I am the new Moses. “
The exact trigger for West’s disorder remained elusive at this point, which could continue to be a continuing tweet. West had problems with Sony / ATV, which owns EMI Publishing, the company that keeps its catalog. West and the companies reportedly settled out of court in January. It remains on the Sony / ATV list.
West seems to be expressing a problem with Travis Scott’s deal with McDonald’s to feed Travis Scott. Pitchfork wrote on Sunday: “Perhaps the most insidious thing Travis Scott has stolen from Kanye West is the desire to be recognized forever by classic American institutions and corporations.”
West’s problems with Stoute – with the exception of McDonald’s deals – became clearer when he tweeted an image of a headline in which the executive musician said: “I don’t want someone black running around voting for Kanye West.” West followed suit, writing, “Steve Stout is a good man … this is my brother … I’m disappointed with many of his recent decisions, but Steve is my brother … I understand, brother, and I’ve been here my whole life.”
In June and July, West teased an upcoming album, first called The Land of God and then Donda, to be named after his late mother. He even released an obvious list of songs days before the supposed date of July 24, which came and went without explanation. He subsequently released an obvious cover for the album, but did not set a new date or additional announcements for the MIA album.
West recently released extremely gospel-oriented music, with “Jesus Is King” and “Jesus Is Born” coming out in 2019. In August, the two albums earned him three nominations for the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards.
The star did not miss other recent controversies before his last fusilad on social media. Emphasizing his status as a polarizing figure in politics, West had tweeted “THANK YOU, CANDACI OVENS” to fellow black conservatives Owens earlier this week, sending a recommendation for the right-wing figure’s new book, “Eclipse: How Can America Do It?” His second escape from the Democrats’ plantation. “
His founding presidential campaign failed to get on the ballot in most states, with a judge ruling last week that it failed to meet the Wisconsin deadline on the battlefield. West’s campaign has come under fire from Democrats as it uses Republican operatives in its measures to run on state ballots, raising suspicions that his candidacy is indeed an attempt by Donald Trump’s acclaimed friend and MAGA supporter to cast votes. by Joe Biden.