Kanye West has stated he’s “the new Moses” and that “the music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships”.
The rapper made the statements in a flurry of tweets late on Monday evening.
He stated that he refused to “argue with black men on labels we don’t own”, including: “I have to see all people’s contracts at Universal and Sony.
I have to see all people’s contracts at Universal and Sony
I’m not gonna watch my individuals be enslaved
I’m placing my life on the road for my individuals
The music trade and the NBA are modern-day slave ships
I’m the brand new Moses
— ye (@kanyewest) September 15, 2020
“I’m not gonna watch my individuals be enslaved. I’m placing my life on the road for my individuals.
“The music trade and the NBA are modern-day slave ships.
“I’m the new Moses.”
West additionally tweeted that he would not launch any extra music “till I’m done with my contract with Sony and Universal … On God … in Jesus name … come and get me”.
However, the tweet later appeared to have been deleted.
The 43-year-old, who has bipolar dysfunction, was scheduled to launch album Donda: With Child – named after his mom – in July, however the recording by no means materialised.
West has a historical past of battling document firms over rights to his work.
Last yr he filed two lawsuits: towards EMI, which has administered the rights to his songs since 2003, and towards Universal Music Group.
Many of West’s tweets on Monday additionally referenced his non secular beliefs.
One learn: “Let’s stop killing each other … let’s show God that we are Gods 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.”
The rapper is well-known for his unfiltered Twitter posts and in July stated he had been making an attempt to divorce spouse Kim Kardashian.
He additionally appeared to name mother-in-law Kris Jenner “Kris Jong-Un” and accused the pair of “white supremacy”.
The tweets have been shortly deleted.
Kim Kardashian later appealed for understanding for her husband’s sickness, saying “his words sometimes do not align with his intentions”.
West additionally launched a bid earlier this yr to contest the US presidential election, however has missed the deadline to register in key states.
He has, nevertheless, managed to make the poll in round a dozen states, together with Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota and Mississippi.