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‘New Moses’ Kanye West vows not to release new music until he’s released from Universal, Sony deal

While a lot of what he wrote has now been deleted, West began by saying he’s “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.” The end of the tweet included a skier emoji.

“Vivendi family, I’m in Calabassas. Come holla at me,” he continued, calling out the French mass media conglomerate that is the majority owner of the Universal Music Group, home to West’s GOOD label as well as Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam, which have put out West’s music. His publisher is Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Kanye West, at the 2020 Vanity Fair, went on a Twitter spree about the music industry. (Photo: Rich Fury/VF20/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)


He said he missed his brothers, noting that he refuses “to argue with Black men on labels we don’t own… even Twitter.”

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

— ye (@kanyewest) September 15, 2020

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

— ye (@kanyewest) September 15, 2020

Another tweet that he posted and deleted said, “I’m the 2nd richest black man in America … I need all my people with me for us to get free.” He explained why he deleted it here:

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

— ye (@kanyewest) September 15, 2020

But the focus, if there was one, was mostly on the music industry. He said he wants to see “everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony.” He said he’s “not gonna watch my people be enslaved,” saying the “music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships.” He called himself “the new Moses.”

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

West ended the conversation saying, “I’m not open to any form of business with Universal or Sony.”

Though soon after, he suggested he was making headway with Universal.

Hey everyone we’re making progress… I’ll keep everyone updated on how this meeting with Vivendi goes… If Nikola Tesla had a Twitter the world would run off AC … Edison killed Tesla’s image to control the power LITERALLY… Tesla and I only mean well for the world

— ye (@kanyewest) September 15, 2020

Yahoo Entertainment has reached out to reps at Universal and Sony and will update this story when we hear back.