LOS ANGELES: Rapper Kanye West went on a Twitter spree on Wednesday, complaining about his contracts with music firms and posting a video depicting a person urinating on considered one of his Grammy awards.
The “Heartless” rapper, who has bipolar dysfunction, posted pages from 10 of his contracts and accused leisure firms of exploiting Black artists.
“This is what me Kanye West deal looks like today … I PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS THAT IT DONT LOOK LIKE THIS TOMORROW,” he tweeted after posting the contracts that cowl charges and royalties.
“All the musicians will be free,” he added over a six-hour interval on Twitter.
West then posted a video that confirmed an individual urinating on a Grammy Award that was positioned in a rest room, with the caption “Trust me… I WON’T STOP.” The video racked up greater than 13 million views in a couple of hours.
West, 43, one of many greatest and most controversial names in rap with 21 Grammy awards, stated this week he wouldn’t put out any extra new music “till I’m done with my contract with Sony and Universal.”
He additionally stated he wished to personal the grasp recordings of all his work, known as the music business “modern day slave ships,” and added, “I am the new Moses.”
No spokesperson for West might be reached for remark.
Universal Music Group, which owns West’s Def Jam label, didn’t return a request for touch upon Wednesday. Sony Music, which handles his tune publishing pursuits, declined to remark.
Concern has grown in current months over the psychological well being of West, who stated in 2018 that he suffered from bipolar dysfunction. The rapper in early July declared he was operating for U.S. president within the November election below his self-styled Birthday Party, however has executed little campaigning.
His spouse Kim Kardashian in July requested for compassion and empathy for West, calling him a “brilliant but complicated person.”
Bipolar dysfunction is a type of psychological sickness characterised by uncommon temper swings between excessive vitality and exercise and despair, in response to the National Institute of Mental Health. It could be handled with a mix of medicine and remedy.