Rapper and music producer Kanye West has caused an online stir after he posted a video of what him peeing on one of his Grammy Awards. Ye posted the bizarre video after posting several posts accusing music labels of ownership of rights to his music.
The 43 years old posted the video of the Grammy Award as he urinated on it with a caption “Trust me… I WON’T STOP.” In one of the tweets, Kanye said, “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.”
With 21 Grammies, Kanye who is also a candidate in the November Elections with no doubt go down in history as one of the top Grammy award winners. He urinated on the award that is highly coveted in the music industry and which many musicians aspire to get. The video has since gathered more than 21 million views.
Musicians increasing demanding music rights from labels
The rapper is the latest high profile artists to demand that he be given rights to his original records. Many musicians always sigh away their rights to original records of their music to records labels for a certain period of time. The music is them used in films, streaming services, ads, and other products.
Taylor Swift is another prominent musician that was recently involved in a feud over her masters accusing a music label of not allowing her to perform her old songs at events because they owned the rights.
In his tweets, Kanye lashed out at Universal Records and Sony and termed them modern day instruments of slavery in the music industry. The rapper vowed not to record any new music under the current label until he allowed access to his masters.
The musician has been making news in mainstream and social media for all the wrong reasons. At his first presidential rally, Kanye went on a rant saying how he almost killed his daughter after proposing an abortion to his wife Kim Kardashian.