Kanye West Isn’t Dropping Music Anytime Soon

Whenever Kanye West hops on Twitter to add new notes into his public diary, he makes an announcement, or two, that shocks the world long enough to keep it talking until he releases new music that is usually right around the corner. But, if Monday’s tweetstorm was any indicator, his latest verbal blood-letting isn’t for a new album — it’s to let you know that one’s not coming. And it might not be, anytime soon, as long as he’s still signed to Sony and Universal.

West didn’t sugarcoat the fact that he’s withholding his music. He tweeted, in a now-deleted tweet, “I’m not putting no more music out till I’m done with my contract with Sony and Universal… On God… in Jesus name… come and get me.”

He’s had his fair share of contract-related grievances in the past, with him reaching an undisclosed settlement with EMI Publishing in 2019 due to the ownership of songs that he created after October of 2010. While he didn’t mention this situation in his tweets, he did hint at believing that record labels are screwing artists over.

“I need to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony,” he wrote. “I’m not gonna watch my people be enslaved.” He continued on with a shot at not only record labels, but professional basketball players, as well. “The music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships,” he added, before saying, “I’m the new Moses.”

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
— ye (@kanyewest) September 15, 2020

West wasn’t done there. He went on to ask for J. Cole, Drake and Jay-Z to mend any problems that they have with him. “I need a publicly apology from J Cole and Drake to start with Immediately… I’m Nat Turner… I’m fighting for us.” He also wrote that he’s “waiting to meet with” Jay-Z but deleted the tweet and the one before, afterward replacing it because he had misspelled “Shawn” (as in “Shawn Carter,” Jay-Z’s government name) as “Sean.”

Waving the white flag, West wrapped up his thoughts on his peers on a positive note. “I have the utmost respect for all my brothers… we need to link and respect each other… no more dissing each other on labels we don’t own,” he wrote. “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.”

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
— ye (@kanyewest) September 15, 2020
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
— ye (@kanyewest) September 15, 2020

Check out Kanye’s tweets up above.

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Stop Calling Dr. Phil ‘Daddy’

Don’t call Dr. Phil “daddy.” He, seriously, doesn’t like that. He took to TikTok recently to let his 4.4 million followers know that unless you’re an immediate descendant of his, you don’t need to be calling him a word that children normally use to describe their father.

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Dr. Phil’s brief warm message to fans had a stern undertone. “You have to stop calling me daddy on all my posts,” he said in the video, showing off a small smile. “I ain’t your daddy, I’d hate to break it to you.”

@drphil ##YouHaveTo stop calling me “daddy.” I ain’t ya daddy.
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He continued on with a somewhat serious note for everyone saying, “Your real daddy is probably getting his feelings hurt. I appreciate your support. It’s a little weird, but I appreciate the support.”

Dr. Phil has become something of a father figure for countless people across TikTok as of recently. Whether it’s exploring the healthy ways to understand mental health to explaining exactly what a “simp” means, he’s been helping people to cope during the pandemic with his important messages.

Check out Dr. Phil’s response to being called “Daddy” up above.

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Chrissy Teigen Defends Vanessa Hudgens

“Sometimes people, especially famous people, are gonna say really stupid shit.”

Chrissy Teigen is pushing back against the backlash over Vanessa Hudgens‘ ill-advised corona-comments on Instagram Live. On Monday, Hudgens had angered a lot of people with cavalier remarks like, “It’s a virus, I get it. I respect it. But at the same time, like, even if everybody gets it… like, yeah, people are gonna die, which is terrible. But, like, inevitable?” for which she later apologized yesterday in a tweet, saying in another Instagram story that her comments were “taken out of context.”

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And now Teigen, resident Queen of Twitter, has sprung to Hudgens’ defense, telling her followers in a series of tweets that while they can acknowledge the ignorance within the actress’ comments, they shouldn’t be actively trying to cancel her and they “don’t have to ruin anyone’s life.”

The model and television personality responded to several of her followers in other threads, explaining that celebrities will be criticized whether they apologize or not, and how they choose to do it:

Teigen’s main message? Inciting hate online will only make matters worse, whether it’s directed towards someone famous or anyone else.

Many people felt Hudgens’ remarks were particularly inappropriate since the celebrity’s status and wealth could protect her from a virus that less fortunate people could encounter and/or die from. While Teigen agreed that Hudgens’s comments were “insensitive,” she reminded her followers that she, too, had made insensitive comments in the past and “learned” from them. She encouraged followers to let Hudgens learn from her mistakes now.

Guess it’s up to Twitter to decide what happens next.

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