Kanye West Declares Himself The New Moses
Kanye West has referred to himself as “the new Moses” while demanding that he be released from his record deal.
In a series of tweets shared on Monday, 14th of September, night, the rapper, who is currently running for the US presidency, tweeted about his position in the music industry.
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.
In the since-deleted posts, West claimed that he was the “2nd richest black man in America” and that he would not be releasing music until he was released from his contract with Sony and Universal.
He then said that he wanted an apology from J Cole and Drake, comparing himself to Nat Turner, who led a slave rebellion in 1831.
I need a public apology from J Cole and Drake to start with immediately. I’m Nat Turner. I’m fighting for us.
Without going into detail on his agenda, West further invoked God and alluded to his disputes with fellow Black titans in the music industry. He tweeted:
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. I have the utmost respect for all brothers, we need to link and respect each other… no more dissing each other on labels we don’t own. 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. Let’s stop killing each other, let’s show God that we are God’s people … my ego gets the best of me too… God doesn’t measure us by money in his kingdom … let’s love each other… I love my brothers and I miss my friends … real talk.
Eventually, he wrote:
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.
The reason for this recent outburst is yet to be known. West has famously had issues with Sony/ATV, which owns EMI Publishing, the company that holds his catalog.
West and the companies were reported to have settled out of court in January. He remains listed on Sony/ATV’s roster.