Kanye West is back with another Twitter ranting, except this time it’s not about his personal issues, but is demanding a public apology from J Cole and Drake.
The 43-year-old rapper is taking shots in the music industry, saying artists are slaves to their record companies and name checking other musicians including Drake, Jay-Z and Travis Scott.
Kanye’s opening salvo on September 14 came with the tweet, “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,” and included an emoji of a downhill skier.
He went on to make a demand, “I need a publicly apology from J Cole and Drake to start with immediately…I’m Nat Turner…I’m fighting for us,” referring to the Black slave who in 1831 led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia. However, it is still unclear what his beef is with Drake and J Cole and why they need to publicly apologize to him.
Recently, Kanye told Nick Cannon on the Cannon’s Class podcast, that he’s ready to show people, including Jay, that he has worth. “So I’m thinking people call me crazy so I’m going to show them, I’m gonna even show my big bro I’m not crazy,” the rapper said.
“I’m going to show Jay-Z, I’ma, you know, I’m gonna show him that, you know, that my value, that you could be diagnosed and people could point fingers at you, and you could still be a citizen and you could still have value.”
He continued with the theme of no shade, writing: “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.”
Kanye then made a reference to Travis Scott’s multi-level sponsorship deal with McDonalds, who just unveiled his own customized meal consisting of a quarter pounder with bacon and lettuce, medium fries and a Sprite, as well as his own action figure.
The born-again Christian then went on to say that his ego tends to get the best of him, only to turn around and say he’s a modern day Moses. “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.”
He added: “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.”