Kanye West tweets about his 10 record deals – Billboard

In his latest series of tweets about his record deals on Wednesday, September 16, Kanye West said he was going to download his Universal Records deals, while once again calling the music industry “modern day slavery. “.

“Here are my ten universal contracts…I need all the lawyers in the world to review them,” he shared before telling his followers that the PDFs wouldn’t load on Twitter. Twenty minutes later, he shared screenshots of 10 documents this included what appeared to be several amendments, a profit sharing agreement and a registration agreement. He tweeted of the footage, “Here’s what Kanye West’s deal looks like today…I PRAY IN JESUS ​​NAME IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THIS TOMORROW.”

Soon after, he turned his attention to the Grammys. The artist, who has won 21 Grammys, tweeted a video in which it appeared he had put one of the trophies down the toilet and urinated on it.

West had spent much of Tuesday night and Wednesday morning posting a series of more than two dozen tweets, some featuring favorite Bible verses, others pointing to missives to the music industry demanding that this that he claimed were overly complicated contracts be “simplified now”.

“THIS MOMENT WILL CHANGE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY FOR GOOD,” he also shared. “I FEEL SO HUMBLE AND BLESSED THAT GOD HAS PLACED ME IN A STRONG ENOUGH POSITION TO DO IT… EVERYONE KEEPS PRAYING… IT’S WORKING… I’M ON KNEES THIS MORNING.

Shortly after, West shared an image of a black hoodie with the phrase “Kim is my lawyer” written in yellow, an apparent reference to his wife Kim Kardashian West, who is studying to be a lawyer.

On Monday night, West announced that he “will not be releasing any more music until I finish my contract with Sony and Universal.” In January 2019, West filed a pair of lawsuits against EMI, the song publisher that has managed the rights to his songs since 2003, and against Roc-a-Fella Records, UMG Recordings, Def Jam and Bravado International Group. EMI sued West in March 2019 for damages after what it called in court papers a response to “West’s efforts to waive his negotiated contractual obligations to the company.” By January 2020, a settlement between West and EMI had been reached.

He further compared himself to Moses in previous tweets, calling the music industry and the NBA “modern slave ships”, before proclaiming that he “will not see my people being enslaved”.

The Wednesday tweet string also included the news that the poo emoji is her daughter North’s favorite (“she won’t be able to do anything but put on emojis for the rest of her life because my kids will own my masters”). There were also quotes from Colossians 3:12-17, Ephesians 6:12 and Romans 12:19 related to revenge and forgiveness, snapshots of his couch, board games, Japanese game shows, boss of Netflix Hastings Reed, trees, judo throws and a link to the encyclopedia entry on Nat Turner, the American slave who led an 1831 rebellion for freedom in Virginia, to whom he had previously compared himself.

Additionally, the rapper weighed in on the backlash against Nick Cannon after the rapper/actor/TV host made anti-Semitic remarks earlier this year, saying, “We sat and watched Nick Cannon get canceled and we’re gonna play ball in a bubble with black lives matter on our backs…brothers let’s stick together for real…there’s no nba or music industry without black people…fair contracts matter…ownership account.

Either way, West once again vowed to do “everything in my legal power” to help change all artists’ contracts, starting with taking control of his masters, promising “everyone world” at Universal and Vivendi” that it is “petty and very personal. Spokespersons for West and Universal had not returned requests for comment at press time. He also claimed that Universal would not tell him how much his masters cost, “BECAUSE THEY KNOW I CAN ALLOW THEM… BLACK MASTERS MATTERS… UNIVERSAL WILL NOT TELL ME WHAT MY MASTERS COST BECAUSE THEY KNOW I CAN AFFORD TO BUY THEM.”

Earlier, West tweeted a text he received that seemed to support his fight for his masters, in which the person praised him, writing, “I think it’s DOPE that you stand up and speak up for what is just. This ‘Master’ is out of CONTROL! The system is down. It needs to be fixed. WAAAAAY late!”

Check out some of West’s tweets below.

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