Kanye West went on another tweet storm on Wednesday, September 16, that included a graphic video of him and one of his Grammy awards.
Kanye West, 43, has been spending the past two days in an all out Twitter binge that has primarily been focused on his frustrations with the music industry and desire to be released from his recording contract with Universal Music Group. He took things to the absolute extreme by actually posting a clip of him urinating on one of his Grammy awards that sat inside a toilet (see video HERE). “Trust me… I WON’T STOP” he captioned the footage which left millions in disbelief and shock.
“How vile and disrespectful of U,” songwriter Diane Warren wrote in response. “This was given to U by your peers out of respect for your work and U r literally pissing on them. I’ve won one Grammy and I’m forever grateful and humble that my peers found me worthy of it.” This was one of many controversial things that the “Gold Digger” rapper shared on his Twitter account on Wednesday. Earlier in the day he compared the music industry to “modern day slavery” before posting his alleged ten contracts that he has with Universal.
Kanye West at an event. Credit: AP ImagesKanye started attacking the structure of the music industry on Monday by declaring that artists had little to no power because record labels owned all their work. It was then that he took aim at his labels Universal and Sony and vowed to not release any new music until they freed him from his contracts. “In the streaming world master ownership is everything… that is the bulk of the income … in COVID artist need our masters,” he wrote. “Artists are starving without tours … Ima go get our masters … for all artists … pray for me.”
On Wednesday he called on the likes of Bono, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and even his longtime enemy Taylor Swift, to help him in his cause by saying that “we need you right noooooow” after promising that “ALL THE MUSICIANS WILL BE FREE”.
Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian on the red carpet. Credit: AP ImagesThe “Style” singer famously had her own music battle with her former Big Machine Records label head Scott Borchetta after when it was announced that he had sold her masters to Scooter Braun and The Carlyle Group.