Hit-Boy is well aware of the noise Kanye West is currently making on Twitter.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the celebrated producer called out the G.O.O.D. Music founder for refusing to work with him again after he found out he’d produced some material for Beyoncé. (Ye has been in a cold war with the superstar singer’s husband JAY-Z for the past few years.)
On Wednesday (September 16), Hit-Boy shared a screenshot of Ye’s tweet about Universal Music Group and Sony and how the music industry are “modern day slave ships.” But despite their personal differences, the 33-year-old beat magician sided with Ye.
“I haven’t been a fan of Kanye on a personal/ human level since he told me face to face he stopped picking my beats because I worked with Beyoncé,” he wrote. “this is after I produced niggas in paris , clique, and a myriad of other songs / projects for him and his label GOOD Music in the 2 years I was signed with them. This tweet is something I can agree with though.
“@umpg has held me in what the last 3 lawyers Ive hired have referred to as the ‘worst publishing contact they’ve ever seen’ since I was 19 years old. Im 33 now and have multiple Grammys, produced a lot of your favorite artists biggest songs on top of turning in over 450+ records since I first signed and @umpg still doesnt have it in them to simply be fair.”
“If they’re doing this to me with all I’ve accomplished through hard work I can only imagine the kids who don’t have big placements/ proper guidance,” he continued. “If I have to be the one to get blackballed for telling the truth and trying to set the next generation free then so be it.
“Btw I produced 10+ joints on the CURRENT number one album in the country D2. @umpg @polowdadon @jodyagerson @iamwalterjones and the company who’s helping me on the management side @rocnation let’s fix this. Slave deals are still very real /rampant in 2020. @universalmusicgroup.”
Of course, Kanye didn’t let this one slide and promptly replied to Hit-Boy’s post. After re-tweeting his post, Ye clarified why he stopped working with him and claimed it had nothing to do with Beyoncé.
“HI GUYS … TRUST ME WE WILL NOT STOP … HITBOY FIRST TO STAND UP … I DIDN’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH HIM PRODUCING FOR BEYONCÉ … I HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE FACT HE WAS SIGNED TO ME AND I DIDN’T KNOW BUT I KNEW JAY AND BEYONCÉ AND HIT-BOY … JUST FOR CLARITY.”
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