Kanye Asks for Apology From Drake and J. Cole, Says He's Done Dropping Music Until Contract Ends (UPDATE)

"I need a publicly apology from J Cole and Drake to start with immediately ... I’m Nat Turner," Kanye wrote. He also asked for a meeting with Jay-Z.

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US rapper Kanye West attends the WSJ Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards at MOMA on November 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

kanye done with music after contract ends

UPDATED 9/15, 4:50 p.m. ET: Although Kanye West deleted his Monday tweet demanding "a publicly apology from J Cole and Drake to start with immediately," 'Ye had more to say on Tuesday.

"We need Me J Cole Drake Kendrick all in a room 2gthr ... it’s time to get free... we will not argue amongst each other while somebody we don’t know in Europe is getting paid and putting that money in a hedge fund," he tweeted.

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

He also said he wants to make a Destiny's Child gospel album.

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

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Kanye West hopped on Twitter on Monday to air out a few of his grievances.

West started his tweetstorm by threatening to no longer release new music "till I'm done with contract with Sony and Universal." 

I’m not industry bro ... I don’t care... I’m in service to Christ ... we need world healing ... I miss my brothers... I refuse to argue with black men on labels we don’t own... even twitter

This isn’t the first time the Jesus Is King artist has been involved in a dispute over his record deal. In September 2019, Kanye reached an undisclosed settlement with EMI Publishing over ownership of the songs he made after October 2010, in addition to recouping the money he should've made since 2015 from his music. 

In another tweet, West asked "to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony" before proclaiming himself to be "the new Moses."

Kanye also took aim at the French media company Vivendi, which owns a majority stake in the Universal Music Group. 

Outside of his issues with Sony and Universal, 'Ye said he's seeking a public apology from J. Cole and Drake and compared himself to Nat Turner. Though he later deleted the tweet and expressed regret for misspelling his name, Kanye wrote that he's "waiting to meet with" Jay-Z.

Kanye then said he has "the utmost respect for all brothers" and continued, "we need to link and respect each other... no more dissing each other on labels we don’t own."

Further leaning into his desire for world healing, West called for his brothers to "love each other," writing, "Let's love each other... I love my brothers and I miss my friends ... real talk." 

After claiming that Steve Stoute was "hurt that he didn't do the McDonald's deal," West, who's running for president, mentioned the longtime music executive and Knicks branding specialist again, sharing a quote from Stoute's appearance on The Boardroom: Out of Office podcast where he said," I don't want anybody Black running around voting for Kanye West."

"If you're gonna vote for Donald Trump and you choose Kanye West instead of Donald Trump, great. That will help the Biden campaign," Stoute continued. "But I don't want Black people who were thinking about voting for Biden, voting for Kanye West, in the markets, in the areas that he’s registered as a candidate. That’s going to hurt us."

On Tuesday, Kanye continued tweeting, updating his followers with his progress of Black ownership and owning his masters.


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