Following runaway reports that Jay-Z had sold Kanye West’s masters to regain control of his own, Yeezy stepped forward to address the situation.
Kanye West is a man on a mission, seemingly hellbent on exposing the music industry. Between sharing his entire recording contract down to the last word of legalese, and urinating a mighty stream of defiance onto his unsuspecting Grammy, Yeezy’s Twitter page has been abuzz with bombshells.
In the midst of his madness, it was reported that Jay-Z had gained ownership of Kanye’s first six albums upon purchasing the Roc-A-Fella imprint, with a narrative suggesting he had traded Ye’s masters to gain his own. In reality, it’s far more likely that Yeezy’s six albums in question were collateral damage in a larger business deal that transpired when Jay-Z sold his Roc-A-Fella shares to Def Jam; from there, he was able to move to gain his own albums back. Still, many have taken a firm stance against The Jigga Man, adding further divide between the once mighty Throne duo.
Despite the unfortunate optics surrounding this latest narrative in the Jay-Z vs Kanye West saga, it would appear that Yeezy is keeping a cool head in the face of it. He recently took to Twitter to address the “Jay-Z sold his masters” saga head-on, maintaining that Jay was simply another victim of the system. “Don’t let the system pit us against each other,” writes Yeezy, sharing a screenshot of Akademiks’ initial report. “JAY IS MY BROTHER … I have eternal love for all artist that have been through and are still trapped this crooked system. Jay still doesn’t get his own masters back for ten years. I will see to it that we all get our masters.”
While it’s unlikely that Hov will address the situation head-on, it’s refreshing to see Kanye West stand so firmly behind his cause, unwilling to lose sight of the bigger picture.
Don’t let the system pit us against each other … JAY IS MY BROTHER … I have eternal love for all artist that have been through and are still trapped this crooked system. Jay still doesn’t get his own masters back for ten years. I will see to it that we all get our masters pic.twitter.com/LshyaIVO1Y
— ye (@kanyewest) September 18, 2020
The rapper also shared a very concerning message to his daughter North. He quickly deleted the tweet, but it was up long enough for it to be screenshotted and widely circulated.
“NORTHY I AM GOING TO WAR AND PUTTING MY LIFE ON THE LINE,” he wrote. “[…] IF I AM MURDERED DON’T EVER LET WHITE MEDIA TELL YOU I WASNT A GOOD MAN… WHEN PEOPLE THREATEN TO TAKE YOU OUT OF MY LIFE JUST KNOW I LOVE YOU.”
Hope they don’t do Kanye Like Michael Jackson 😔
— J $tash (@ImJstash) September 16, 2020
MJ tried telling everyone, please listen to kanye pic.twitter.com/4IaUnpzLV0
— LOYDA ¹ᴰ| BLM ✊🏼| check pinned 🙂 (@lolotpwk) September 16, 2020
I'm no fan of Kanye, but i pray to god that he will be safe. you know what happend to MJ after he tried to expose sony.
— ²⁸c h a n t a y (@l0velths) September 16, 2020