On Wednesday morning (September 16), the 43-year-old artist shared all 10 of his contracts with Universal Music Group/Sony after asking “every lawyer in the world” to take a look at them — despite being completely blurry.
He added in the caption, “This is what me Kanye West deal looks like today … I PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS THAT IT DONT LOOK LIKE THIS TOMORROW.”
Kanye added, “THIS MOMENT IS GOING TO CHANGE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY FOR GOOD … I FEEL SO HUMBLED AND BLESSED THAT GOD HAS PUT ME IN A STRONG ENOUGH PETITION TO DO THIS … EVERYONE KEEP PRAYING … ITS WORKING … I AM ON MY KNEES THIS MORNING.”
Ye has been on a crusade to get out of his contracts with Sony/UMG for quite some time. Earlier this week, he vowed not to put out any more music until he was released from the contracts — and hasn’t let up.
“EVERYONE AT UNIVERSAL AND VIVENDI PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL DO EVERYTHING IN MY LEGAL POWER AND USE MY VOICE UNTIL ALL ARTIST CONTRACTS ARE CHANGED STARTING WITH GETTING MY MASTERS FOR MY CHILDREN,” he wrote in all caps on Wednesday. “I WILL NOT STOP I PROMISE YOU IM AM PETTY AND VERY PERSONAL”
He included, “SONY YOU NOT OFF THE HOOK EITHER … ONE BATTLE AT A TIME.”
Kanye also accused UMG of refusing to name their price for his masters out of fear he’ll actually cough up the money while forgiving them at the same time.
“UNIVERSAL WONT TELL ME WHAT MY MASTERS COST BECAUSE THEY KNOW I CAN AFFORD TO BUY THEM,” he wrote. “I forgive everyone from the music industry that is involved with modern day slavery. Vengeance is only the lords.”
Elsewhere in Kanye’s latest Twitter rampage, he suggested Michael Jackson and Prince were simply victims of the music industry.
“Let’s get it big bro … you and Michael passed so we can live,” he wrote. “We used to diss Michael Jackson the media made us call him crazy … then they killed him. In the streaming world master ownership is everything… that is the bulk of the income … in COVID artist need our masters … it’s more important than ever before.”
Check out the tweets below.