Kanye West proclaimed himself “the new Moses” in a flurry of tweets late Monday night.
“I need to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony…. I’m not gonna watch my people be enslaved. I’m putting my life on the line for my people “ he tweeted.
He said that the music industry and the NBA are “modern day slave ships” and that he won’t be releasing any new music “till I’m done with my contract with Sony and Universal…on God … In Jesus name … Come and get me.”
I need to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony
I’m not gonna watch my people be enslaved
I’m putting my life on the line for my people
The music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships
I’m the new Moses
— ye (@kanyewest) September 15, 2020
“My kids gonna own my masters,” he added.
The 43-year old also demanded apologies from Drake and J. Cole, and advised black people to buy land with their government money: “I need a publicly apology from J. Cole and Drake to start with immediately … I’m Nat Turner … I’m fighting for us. I have the utmost respect for all brothers … We need to link and respect each other… no more dissing eachother on labels we don’t own.”
He continued: “I’m not industry bro … I don’t care… I’m in service to Christ … we need world healing … I miss my brothers… I refuse to argue with black men on labels we don’t own… even twitter.”
In a now deleted tweet, West wrote, “I’m the 2nd richest black man in America … I need all my people with me for us to get free.” He soon tweeted: “I deleted that tweet about riches… the wealth is in our love of family and our brothers and our service to God … let’s rise up… let’s communicate.”
In other deleted tweets, Kanye West also talked about missing Jay-Z (“I’m waiting to meet with Sean Carter”).
West has a history of outburst and battling record companies over rights to his work. Last year he filed two lawsuits: against EMI, which has administered the rights to his songs since 2003, and against Universal Music Group. West and the companies were reported to have settled out of court in January.
Kanye West scheduled to put out his album Donda: With Child in July but the project never materialized.