Kanye West Demands Apologies from Drake and J. Cole
American rapper/presidential aspirant, Kanye West, has demanded a public apology from his musical colleagues after threatening to no longer drop music
Kanye West hopped on Twitter on Monday to air out a few of his grievances.
West started off his tweetstorm by threatening to no longer release new music "till I'm done with contract with Sony and Universal."
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 ⛷— ye (@kanyewest) September 14, 2020
This isn’t the first time the Jesus Is Kingartist has been involved in a dispute over his record deal. In September 2019, Kanye reached an undisclosed settlement with EMI Publishing over ownership of the songs he made after October 2010, in addition to recouping the money he should've made since 2015 from his music.
In another tweet, West asked "to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony" before proclaiming himself to be "the new Moses."
Kanye also took aim at the French media company Vivendi, which owns a majority stake in the Universal Music Group.
Vivendi family I’m in Calabassas... come holla at me pic.twitter.com/FZfrNo0Kht— ye (@kanyewest) September 15, 2020
Outside of his issues with Sony and Universal, 'Ye said he's seeking a public apology from J. Cole and Drake and compared himself to Nat Turner. Though he later deleted the tweet and expressed regret for misspelling his name, Kanye wrote that he's "waiting to meet with" Jay-Z.
I need a publicly apology from J Cole and Drake to start with immediately ... I’m Nat Turner ... I’m fighting for us— ye (@kanyewest) September 15, 2020
My bad I meant Shawn ... no disrespect to my big bro— ye (@kanyewest) September 15, 2020
Kanye then said he has "the utmost respect for all brothers" and continued, "we need to link and respect each other... no more dissing each other on labels we don’t own."
Further leaning into his desire for world healing, West called for his brothers to "love each other," writing, "Let's love each other... I love my brothers and I miss my friends ... real talk."
I’m sure Steve Stoute was hurt that he didn’t do the McDonald’s deal ... Steve’s a good man Trav is a good man ... my brothers let’s rise up ... we don’t even own these companies.
After claiming that Steve Stoute was "hurt that he didn't do the McDonald's deal," West, who's running for president, mentioned the longtime music executive and Knicks branding specialist again, sharing a quote from Stoute's appearance on The Boardroom: Out of Office podcast where he said," I don't want anybody Black running around voting for Kanye West."
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 ????????— ye (@kanyewest) September 15, 2020
"If you're gonna vote for Donald Trump and you choose Kanye West instead of Donald Trump, great. That will help the Biden campaign," Stoute continued. "But I don't want Black people who were thinking about voting for Biden, voting for Kanye West, in the markets, in the areas that he’s registered as a candidate. That’s going to hurt us."