A few days ago Kanye West took to Twitter to voice his opinion on record labels in the music industry. He argued artist ownership over publishing and masters that the labels try to own and control. His point, our kids should own our music, not the record labels. He dubbed himself the new Moses, vowing to take on the record labels head on to rectify record contracts for future artists.
We’ve gotten comfortable with not having what we deserve … they allow us to have a little money from touring get some gold chains some alcohol some girls and fake numbers that feed our egos … but we don’t own our masters ?— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
We our supporting other people’s kids … we could spend our whole life in the music industry but our kids gotta go work for another company when they grow up— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
UNIVERSAL WONT TELL ME WHAT MY MASTERS COST BECAUSE THEY KNOW I CAN AFFORD TO BUY THEM ??— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
Everyone please cover me in prayer … 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— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
MY CHILDREN WILL OWN MY MASTERS … NOT YOUR CHILDREN … MY CHILDREN … MY CHILDREN … MY CHILDREN— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
Now, he is taking the time after airing out bot Universal and Sony, to post his actual contracts for all to see. Kanye posted various documents stating “for Lawyers around the world to see,’ hoping someone will recognize the unfair practices.
SONY YOU NOT OFF THE HOOK EITHER … ONE BATTLE AT A TIME— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
EVERYONE AT UNIVERSAL AND VIVENDI PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL DO EVERYTHING IN MY LEGAL POWER AND USE MY VOICE UNTIL ALL ARTIST CONTRACTS ARE CHANGED STARTING WITH GETTING MY MASTERS FOR MY CHILDREN I WILL NOT STOP I PROMISE YOU IM AM PETTY AND VERY PERSONAL— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
Kanye posted tons of additional contracts which can be viewed via Twitter. He also took a video urinating on his Grammy Award. He then reposted an IG post from Hit-Boy who agreed with Ye. Take a look below.
Trust me … I WONT STOP pic.twitter.com/RmVkqrSa4F— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
From HITBOY LETS GOOOOO pic.twitter.com/Wi9Kk71lzf— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
HI GUYS … TRUST ME WE WILL NOT STOP … HITBOY FIRST TO STAND UP … I DIDN’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH HIM PRODUCING FOR BEYONCÉ … I HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE FACT HE WAS SIGNED TO ME AND I DIDN’T KNOW BUT I KNEW JAY AND BEYONCÉ AND HIT-BOY … JUST FOR CLARITY— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
90% of the record contracts on the planet are still on a royalty A standard record deal is a trap to NEVER have you recoup, and there’s all these hidden costs like the “distribution fees” many labels put in their contracts to make even more money off our work without even trying.— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
Kanye was then kicked off Twitter and banned for 12 hours following his tweet of a New Editor’s phone number. Posting personal information violates Twitter’s guidelines therefore resulting in the ban. Stay tuned… we know he isn’d done!