Never one to shy away from controversy, Kanye West has unleashed yet another Twitter rant aimed at ‘white’ music publications.
The Daily Mail reports that the rapper asked Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and The New York Times (NYT) to ‘not comment on black music anymore’.
He also claimed they ‘don’t understand what it means to be the great grandson of ex slaves’ and said the system is ‘designed for coloured people to fail and one of our only voices is music.’
Yeezus also revealed his album will never go on sale and will only be available on Tidal, the subscription based digital music service owned by a group of artists including Jay Z.
He ended the series of tweets by writing:
Also all Good Fridays songs will be on Tidal. Me and Kendrick got 40 songs and me and Young Thug got 40 songs. 40/40 club!!!’
Good Fridays is a free music giveaway Kanye launched while promoting his 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
It relaunched in January of this year to promote his new album and will now continue, it seems, on Tidal.
It’s not entirely clear where Kanye’s anger towards Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and The New York Times comes from – some have suggested it could be due to their reviews of his new album.
However, Pitchfork gave his album a very good 9/10 rating, Rolling Stone has given the work extensive coverage and NYT wrote in their review:
Now his rapping is sparser, more pointed, less imagistic and more emotional. And when he truly needs to be heard, he can corral a dream team of collaborators.
He’s so fluent that he can use others to speak for him, and be understood clear as day.
None of this seemed good enough for him though, as he wrote: “Pitchfork, the album is a 30 out of 10.”
During yet another Twitter rant he claimed that he would have over 100 Grammys before he died. He currently has 21.
Just standard Kanye stuff really…