WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- In a series of tweets against the music industry, Rapper Kanye West posted a video showing one of his grammy awards trophies placed in a toilet bowl while apparently peeing on it.
- The presidential aspiree aired his rants on Twitter Wednesday, describing the music industry as “modern-day slavery” for exploiting more money from music artists.
- He also tagged some of his fellow musicians to join his battle against the industry and posted images of his record contracts.
In a series of Twitter rants about the music industry, West, rapper and presidential aspiree, posted a video in which he appeared to be urinating on one of his Grammy awards placed in a toilet bowl.
West has been vocal about his hatred against music companies. He claimed that he has a total of 10 recording contracts.
“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,” West said on Twitter Wednesday.
He was also angry about the deal with Sony/ATV Music. His hatred extends up to the Recording Academy, a company representing the Grammy awards.
He posted a video that showed his trophy being peed on the toilet, West captioned: “Trust me. I won’t stop.”
Proclaiming himself as the “New Moses,” the singer rapper continues to attest that the music industry is a form of “modern-day slavery.” West seemed to be raging about not having the type of ownership he wants for his own music.
He also said that recording companies are exploiting artists by getting more money.
“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,” he wrote.
He has also called on other colleagues to join his crusade ━ from Bono up to other musicians like Taylor Swift and Drake which he had a conflict with.
“Bono can I get a retweet… Love you Paul can I get a retweet love you Drake, Kendrick, even Taylor…We need you right now.”
Despite having a previous feud, West got support from producer Hit-Boy on the issue.
West also posted images of his record contracts and asked lawyers to have them reviewed.
In one of his tweets, he also posted the phone number of a Forbes editor whom he tagged as “white supremacist.” Twitter had already deleted the post following its violation in accordance with the company’s rules.