The 43-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star took to Twitter yesterday [16 September 2020] to hit out at record label Universal over his contract as an artist. In a series of tweets, Kanye claimed he should own the underlying rights to all his songs, know as the master.
This essentially means he wants to buy the label out of his back catalogue, not only giving him the financial gains from the records, but full control over what is done with the song or album.
"We’ve gotten comfortable with not having what we deserve," the rapper wrote to his 30million followers. "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 master."
Kanye then shared screenshots of his 10 contracts with Universal, before posting a video of him urinating on one of his 12 Grammy awards. "Trust me ... I WONT STOP," he wrote.
As a result of the multiple tweets, Kanye also got himself suspended from the social media platform, after sharing sensitive personal information of Forbes magazine's editor Randall Lane.
Former basketball player Rick Fox tweeted: "My friend @kanyewest wants you all to know that he was kicked off of @Twitter for 12 hours."
It was later reported that Twitter required Kanye to remove a tweet he wrote about Randall Lane before he can regain access to his account. The tweet has been hidden from public view for now, and saw Kanye sharing the mobile phone number of Lane, asking fans to call him.
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
Twitter’s violation of privacy rule states: "The first time you violate this policy, we will require you to remove this content. We will also temporarily lock you out of your account before you can Tweet again. If you violate this policy again after your first warning, your account will be permanently suspended.’
What a saga.
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