- Kanye West took to Twitter on Monday night to share a string of tweets
- He began by announcing he would not be putting out any more music until he was finished with his contract with Sony and Universal
- West then followed up with several more tweets as he demanded apologies from J. Cole and Drake, both of whom he has feuded with in the past
- He compared himself to Moses, calling the music industry and the NBA ‘modern-day slave ships,’ stating that he is ‘not gonna watch my people be enslaved’
‘I’m not putting no more music out till I’m done with my contract with Sony and Universal … On God … in Jesus name … come and get me,’ 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,’ West added.
- Kanye first began by announcing he would not be putting out any more music until he was finished with his contract with Sony and Universal.
- Less than an hour later, West declared himself to be the ‘new Moses’ and proclaimed the music industry to be ‘modern-day slave ships’
- The Vivendi family are the French conglomerate that owns the Universal music that includes West’s GOOD label, Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam on which his music was released
Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, and J. Cole are pictured watching basketball in February
‘Vivendi family I’m in Calabassas,’ he then went on to tweet. The Vivendi family are the French conglomerate that owns the Universal music that includes West’s GOOD label, Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam on which his music was released.
‘I need an [public] apology from J Cole and Drake to start with immediately,’ he then wrote in another tweet, adding, ‘I’m Nat Turner … I’m fighting for us.’
West has feuded with both J. Cole and Drake in the past, while Nat Turner is an American slave who led a Virginia rebellion for freedom in 1831.
As the Twitter rant continued, West wrote: ‘I’m the 2nd richest black man in America,’ followed by ‘I need all my people with me for us to get free,’ however that tweet was later deleted.
‘I deleted that tweet about riches… the wealth is in our love of family and our brothers and our service to God … let’s rise up… let’s communicate,’ West explained.
‘Let’s stop killing each other … let’s show God that we are Gods people … my ego gets the best of me too… God doesn’t measure us by money in his kingdom … let’s love each other… I love my brothers and I miss my friends … real talk,’ West continued.
‘I’m waiting to meet with [Shawn] Carter also,’ West then tweeted, referring to Jay-Z.
‘I’m not industry bro … I don’t care… I’m in service to Christ … we need world healing … I miss my brothers… I refuse to argue with black men on labels we don’t own… even twitter’, West said in another jumbled tweet.
West then went on to discuss other concerns and pleaded for unity among his peers.
‘No more dissing each other on labels we don’t own,’ he requested.
West ended up suing Sony/ATV-owned EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Group, Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam in January 2019 as he tried to get out of his contract.
The suit was ultimately settled for an undisclosed amount in October.
West then went on to share a screenshot of a post from Instagram account @balleralert, featuring a conversation between NBA star Kevin Durant and businessman Steve Stoute in which they discourage Black Americans from voting for the rapper in this year’s general election.
‘Steve Stoute is a good man … this is my brother … I’m disappointed with a lot of his recent decisions but Steve is my brother… I understand bro, and I’m here for life,’ West tweeted.
On Friday, West was told that he does not qualify to be on the presidential ballot in the battleground state of Wisconsin after missing a filing deadline.
The decision was made by Brown County Circuit Judge John Zakowski who ruled in favour of the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
West had filed a lawsuit against the elections commission over the previous decision to bar him from the ballot because his nomination papers were submitted 14 seconds after the 5pm deadline on August 4.
In West’s case, Zakowski ruled that the state elections commission was correct in determining that the musician narrowly missed a 5pm filing deadline to get on the presidential ballot.
‘The unfortunate fact is this dispute could have been avoided had the West representatives simply arrived earlier,’ the judge said.
‘Candidates need to plan ahead and arrive in time to get into the building and file the papers in the office of the commission prior to the deadline, there are no exceptions under the statute or the relevant case law.’
West had argued that the deadline did not expire until 5.01pm and regardless of the timing, commission staffers still accepted the papers. The commission voted that West had missed the deadline either by a few seconds or several minutes.
West announced a presidential bid in July, saying he’s seeking the nation’s highest office on a ticket he calls the ‘Birthday Party’.
Democrats claim Republicans are pushing West’s candidacy in swing states to siphon the Black vote from Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Kanye West Kicked Off Wisconsin Presidential Ballot
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