What the heck ...
In an apparent "statement" to the music and entertainment industry, Kanye West put his Grammy award in the toilet and recorded himself peeing on it.
Watch the video below:
Trust me ... I WONT STOP pic.twitter.com/RmVkqrSa4F— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
Lest you feared this was a random act, fear not. Kanye has tweeted hundreds of times over the last couple days, speaking to the inequality in the music industry.
Contracts in all industries need to be simplified now. Complicated contracts are how businesses, music companies and sports take advantage of talent We will expose these contracts and make them transparent now support new talent, startups and amend all old contracts— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
When you sign a music deal you sign away your rights. Without the masters you can’t do anything with your own music. Someone else controls where it’s played and when it’s played. Artists have nothing accept the fame, touring and merch— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
He then went on to tweet each page of his 10 Universal contracts, one by one, urging lawyers to look at them, before posting "All Musicians Will Be Free."
ALL THE MUSICIANS WILL BE FREE— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
All of this culminated in the urinating on his Grammy, followed by this:
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.— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
Be sure to visit Kanye's Twitter if you're especially bored for some reason and interested in reading the entire thread (and his 10 contracts with Universal).
What do to you think? Do you agree with Kanye's assessment of the music industry? Tell us in the comments!