unilad
Advert
Advert
Advert
Advert

Kanye West Calls Himself ‘New Moses’ And Says He Won’t Release New Music Until Contract Expires

by : Emily Brown on : 15 Sep 2020 09:14
Kanye West Calls Himself 'New Moses' And Says He Won't Release New Music Until Contract ExpiresKanye West Calls Himself 'New Moses' And Says He Won't Release New Music Until Contract ExpiresPA

Kanye West took to Twitter last night, September 14, to declare himself the ‘new Moses’ and announce he won’t be releasing any new music until he’s free from his existing contracts. 

The rapper took a break from his presidential campaign to give fans an update on his music career, making it clear he’s not happy with the deals he has with his current record company Universal Music Group or publisher Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

In a series of tweets, some of which have now been deleted, West said he was ‘not putting no more music out’ until his contract with Sony and Universal is finished.

Advert
Kanye West Claims Get Out Movie Was 'About Me' In Series Of Deleted TweetsKanye West Claims Get Out Movie Was 'About Me' In Series Of Deleted TweetsPA Images

The rapper went on to address the ‘Vivendi family’, telling them to ‘come holla at me’, though it’s unclear exactly who he was referring to. Vivendi is one of the biggest media houses known for activities in music, television, film and other areas, so it’s likely West was hinting at a deal with the media conglomerate.

West also demanded a ‘public apology from J Cole and Drake,’ before declaring himself as the ‘2nd richest black man in America,’ though he soon deleted the latter tweet.

He then wrote:

Advert

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.

It’s unclear exactly what sparked West’s tirade, though he went on to say he refused ‘to argue with black men on labels we don’t own’, adding: ‘I have the utmost respect for all brothers … we need to link and respect each other… no more dissing each other on labels we don’t own.’

Advert

West brought his rant to a close by likening the music industry and the NBA to ‘modern day slave ships’, saying he was the ‘new Moses’ and that he was putting his life ‘on the line for [his] people’.

He wrote:

I need to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony

I’m not gonna watch my people be enslaved

Advert

Earlier this year, West implied that he’d be releasing a new album on July 24, first called God’s Country and then Donda, after his late mother.

He released an apparent track list just days before the would-be release date, but July 24 came and went with no new music. West subsequently released what appeared to be a cover for the album, but did not set a new date or share any other information about when it might drop.

Now, it seems like fans will have to wait until his contracts come to an end, whenever that may be.

Advert

If you have a story you want to tell, send it to UNILAD via [email protected]

Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

Topics: Celebrity, Album, Kanye, Kanye West, Music, Now, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Sound, Universal Music Group

Credits

Kanye West/Twitter
  1. Kanye West/Twitter

    @kanyewest