Kanye West is at war with the music industry--and some of its biggest stars--in his latest Twitter rant. "I’m not putting no more music out till I’m done with my contract with Sony and Universal,” he tweeted Monday.
“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."
He added in a tweet that's seemingly since been deleted, "I need a public apology from J. Cole and Drake to start with immediately," although it was unclear why he thought they had reason to do so.
On Tuesday, he updated his demands by telling his followers, "No one from Universal or Sony has responded so it’s go time." He added a screenshot of a lengthy text exchange he had with an unknown party. That other person told him in their back-and-forth, "We can argue that Universal and Sony have not supported you fully... We would litigate and ask for your masters as part of the settlement."
That other someone--who's clearly on Team Kanye--even threw a little shade at his biggest music-biz nemesis by adding, "If Taylor's masters cost $300 million, yours would cost a lot more."