The year is as bizarre as the rapper's antics.
After a long series of tweets in which the Rapper and music producer Kanye West ranted and criticized music labels over their ownership of rights to artists’ music, he shared a video of himself urinating on a Grammy Award.
He had tweeted saying: "90% of the record contracts on the planet are still on a royalty A standard record deal is a trap to NEVER have you recoup, and there’s all these hidden costs like the “distribution fees” many labels put in their contracts to make even more money off our work without even trying."
ALL THE MUSICIANS WILL BE FREE— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
In a series of tweets, West has criticised Universal Records and Sony, and even compared the music industry to a slave ship.
I forgive everyone from the music industry that is involved with modern day slavery. Vengeance is only the lords.— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
Obviously, people were shocked and some of them took Kanye to task for disrespecting the award.
How vile and disrespectful of U. This was given to U by your peers out of respect for your work and U r literally pissing on them. I've won one Grammy and I'm forever grateful and humble that my peers found me worthy of it. https://t.co/glAO5z8dCH— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) September 16, 2020
Just imagine if he became president.— Daniel G. Stefanski (@DanStefanski80) September 16, 2020
Nah the problem is y’all who think he needs help. He’s literally trying to tell everyone what’s going on— Jay 🤎✨ (@BruhChilI) September 16, 2020