Kanye West has been on a mission to unshackle himself from his multiple Universal Music Group/Sony contracts.
One of his major points of contention has to do with owning his master recordings, which he believes is something that should be afforded to every artist.
On Wednesday (Sept. 23), Kanye vowed to return his portion of all G.O.O.D. Music artists’ masters, tweeting, “I’m giving all Good music artist back the 50% share I have of their masters.”
Ye then challenged UMG to do the same thing, adding, “Now let’s have Universal match me.”
The tweet included a screenshot of a text conversation he was having with Elon Musk.
Kanye has been on an extensive Twitter rant for the better part of two weeks. At one point during his spree, he claimed God put him on earth to permanently change the music industry.
“THIS MOMENT IS GOING TO CHANGE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY FOR GOOD,” he tweeted in all caps. “I FEEL SO HUMBLED AND BLESSED THAT GOD HAS PUT ME IN A STRONG ENOUGH PETITION TO DO THIS … EVERYONE KEEP PRAYING … ITS WORKING … I AM ON MY KNEES THIS MORNING.”
Ye has garnered some ardent support from his peers, including Logic, Big Sean and even producer Hit-Boy who admitted he has some personal issues with the G.O.O.D. Music founder.