Kanye West took a break from his presidential campaign to make some declarations about his music career today, saying that he will refuse to release any new music until his record company, Universal Music Group, and his publisher, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, free him from their deals.
In a tweet that he later deleted, West wrote, “I’m the 2nd richest black man in America … I need all my people with me for us to get free.”
Eventually, he wrote: “I need to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony … I’m not gonna watch my people be enslaved … I’m putting my life on the line for my people … The music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships I’m the new Moses.”
THANK YOU CANDACE OWENS pic.twitter.com/sc642WqC9I
— ye (@kanyewest) September 11, 2020