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Kanye West Talks Michael Jackson, “Media Kills Our Heroes” & Sony

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Kanye West has one of the deeper catalogs in music today and he has made it clear that he doesn’t want his label’s children to own them. Known for jumping on Twitter and airing out his feelings, the rap star took to social media early Wednesday morning on September 16th to send a message to Sony and Universal.

Ye deemed himself the modern day Nat Turner. The comparison draws parallel in West’s efforts to lead a rebellion against the music industry, with binding contracts that are almost impossible for artists to get out of.

In the early 2000s, the 21-time Grammy winner signed with Roc-a-Fella Records through Def Jam. Def Jam is a subsidiary label of Universal Music Group. In addition, he established his music label, GOOD Music under Def Jam as well.

“UNIVERSAL WONT TELL ME WHAT MY MASTERS COST BECAUSE THEY KNOW I CAN AFFORD THEM,” tweeted Ye. “MY CHILDREN WILL OWN MY MASTERS… NOT YOUR CHILDREN…MY CHILDREN… MY CHILDREN.”

Headed by CEO Lucian Grainge, Universal Music Group is majority owned French media conglomerate Vivendi. Ye vows that his latest demand is a fight for all artists.

“EVERYONE AT UNIVERSAL AND VIVENDI PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL DO EVERYTHING IN MY LEGAL POWER AND USE MY VOICE UNTIL ALL ARTIST CONTRACTS ARE CHANGED STARTING WITH GETTING MY MASTERS FOR MY CHILDREN I WILL NOT STOP I PROMISE YOU IM AM PETTY AND VERY PERSONAL.”

He went on a rant about the contracts, media, spirituality and more! Check out the tweets below!

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