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    American rapper Kanye West has been making the headlines recently, after a storm of tweets displaying his various contracts with the Universal Record. Now, he posted a video that shows him peeing on one of his Grammy awards. The clip instantly went viral on social media, garnering millions of views with many pointing out that his act was disrespectful. But why he did so? His latest act is related to his ongoing feud with the entertainment company, Universal Records. Kanye captioned the viral video with, “Trust me… I WONT STOP,” hinting what he meant by it. In this article, we will bring the detailed reason of his latest acts that created quite a buzz on social media and why he...
    Trump fails to answer voters question about immigration during ABC town hall The Supper Club Is Far from Over Kanye West tweets pages from record contracts, video of Grammy in toilet In a lengthy string of tweets Wednesday, Kanye West posted dozens of images of what he says are his 10 contracts with Universal Music, while also speaking out against what he deems unfair practices by record labels in an industry he accused of "modern day slavery." © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Rindoff/Dufour/Getty Images "Here are my ten Universal contracts … I need every lawyer in the world to look at these," he wrote. The Grammy-winning hip-hop artist has been busy on Twitter the past couple of days calling...
    Rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West posted a video of himself urinating on a Grammy award in a toilet on Wednesday. The move arrives amid a battle the rap mega star is embroiled in with Universal Music Group. “Trust me … I WONT STOP,” tweeted West on Wednesday, along with a video that appeared to show the rapper urinating on a Grammy award that was placed inside a toilet. Watch below: Trust me … I WONT STOP pic.twitter.com/RmVkqrSa4F — ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020 West’s tweet arrives on the heels of the rapper’s demands to be released from his recording and music-publishing deals. West also took to Twitter to post a total of 114 separate caption-less tweets containing what appears to...
    Kanye West shared a video that appears to show himself urinating on a Grammy Award in the midst of a Twitter tirade about freeing himself from contracts with Universal Media Group and his publisher, Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The mogul and 2020 presidential hopeful took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a video that shows a Grammy Award inside of a toilet bowl and someone, presumably West, aiming a stream of urine at the trophy. West has been nominated for a total of 69 Grammy Awards in the past and has won a total of 21, meaning he would definitely have access to a trophy with some to spare. However, the person in the video is impossible to identify and the authenticity of...
    Kanye West has shared shocking footage of himself urinating on a Grammy Award as he 'goes into battle' against labels Universal and Sony to try and retrieve the rights to his own music. The rapper, 43, posted the vision to his Twitter feed on Wednesday afternoon, which showed one of his 21 Grammys placed inside of a toilet bowl.  'Trust me... I WON'T STOP,' West captioned the clip, which referred to his current bid to gain ownership of his masters - otherwise known as the copyright to his original songs.  On Tuesday, West started attacking the structure of the music industry, declaring that musicians actually had little to no power because record labels owned all of their work.  He took aim at his...
    Madonna will direct her own biopic from Universal Pictures, and will co-write the motion picture with Academy Award winner Diablo Cody. The movie, which has not been titled yet, will take viewers on 'the incredible journey that life has taken me on as an artist, a musician, a dancer - a human being, trying to make her way in this world,' the 62-year-old entertainment icon said in a statement on Tuesday. The Grammy-winner said that 'the focus of this film will always be music,' which has 'kept [her] going and ... alive. The latest: Madonna, 62, will direct her own biopic from Universal Pictures, and will co-write the motion picture with Academy Award winner Diablo Cody, she said in...
    Stars in Stanley Cup Final after being outscored and outshot These Are the Most Popular Walmart Items from the Past Decade Universal to Develop Madonna Biopic, Joining Music-Movie Craze (Bloomberg) -- Comcast Corp.’s Universal Pictures is developing a new film based on the life of Madonna, after movies about other popular musicians, including Freddie Mercury and Elton John, became box-office hits and won critical acclaim. The film will be co-written and directed by Madonna, one of the best-selling musicians of all time, who dominated pop music in the 1980s. Diablo Cody, who won an Oscar in 2008 for writing “Juno,” will co-write the film, and former Sony Pictures Chairman Amy Pascal will produce it. © Photographer: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images...
    Kanye West severely criticized the music industry and the NBA on Monday, comparing them to a “modern-day slave ship.” Similar to his previous hyperbolic statements regarding slavery and its relation to modern America, West demanded to see the contracts of everyone at Universal and Sony, likening himself to a “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 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...
    Kanye West has compared the music industry and the NBA to a “modern day slave ship,” saying that he won’t release any more new music under his current contract. The rapper, billionaire fashion mogul, and presidential candidate also declared himself the “new Moses” and compared himself to inventor Nikola Tesla in a series of tweets. West lashed out at his record labels by name late Monday. “I need to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony,” he tweeted. “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.” I need to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony ...
    Kanye West on Tuesday shared a text conversation about possibly taking legal action against Universal and Sony Kanye West on Tuesday shared a text conversation on Twitter about possibly taking legal action against Universal and Sony just hours after the rapper announced that he would not make any more music until his contract ends.  '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,' West tweeted Monday night.  '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...
    SeaWorld lays off nearly 1,900 furloughed workers as pandemic restrictions continue to hinder park attendance 5 things we learned from the super-cool new The Mandalorian Season 2 trailer Kanye West says the music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships in new tweets: Im the new Moses © Provided by INSIDER Kanye West signed a contract with EMI, which is owned by Sony/ATV, in 2003. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Sean Combs Kanye West says he won't release any new music until he is freed from his contracts with music publishers Sony and Universal. In a series of tweets on Monday night, the rapper expressed vague frustration with the "industry" and fellow rappers "dissing each other on...
    Kanye West says he won't release new music until he's released from his Universal and Sony contracts. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Sean Combs Kanye West says he won't release any new music until he is freed from his contracts with music publishers Sony and Universal. In a series of tweets on Monday night, the rapper expressed vague frustration with the "industry" and fellow rappers "dissing each other on labels we don't own." "I'm not gonna watch my people be enslaved," he wrote. "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." On Tuesday morning, West suggested he's exploring legal action to get...
    Former Ghosn aide Greg Kelly pleads not guilty as trial opens Giannis Antetokounmpo met with Bucks co-owner to discuss this past season, plans for the future Kanye will NOT put out any new music until his contact expires © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Kanye West has stated he is 'not putting no more music out till I'm done with my contract with Sony and Universal' at the start of a Twitter rant on Monday night. '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 wrote.  'I need to see everybody's contracts at Universal and Sony I'm...
    Kanye West has stated he is 'not putting no more music out till I'm done with my contract with Sony and Universal' at the start of what appeared to be a Twitter rant on Monday night. '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 wrote.  '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,' West added.  ...
    KANYE WEST said "come and get me" after he announced that "he's done" making music until his contract with Sony and Universal wraps up. The controversial star took to Twitter and turned heads with his latest tweet about his future albums. 7Kanye took to Twitter to announce 'he's done' making musicCredit: Getty Images He wrote: "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." The rapper then added an emoji of a skier on the slopes. Fans were thrown for a loop, as one wrote: "ok bro but when does the contract end?" 7The rapper said 'come and get me'...
    Kanye West claimed he’s “not putting no more music out till I’m done with my contract with Sony and Universal” on Twitter Monday night. “Vivendi family I’m in Calabassas,” he then tweeted, apparently trying to reach the French conglomerate that owns Universal. West’s GOOD label, as well as Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam, which put out the bulk of his records before the GOOD imprint was established, are all owned by Universal. “I need a [public] apology from J Cole and Drake to start with immediately,” he continued in a separate tweet, adding, “I’m Nat Turner … I’m fighting for us.” “I’m the 2nd richest black man in America,” another tweet added, though West eventually deleted that one. “I need...
    Madonna has left Universal Music Group’s Interscope, her record label for nearly a decade, according to reports. The Queen of Pop is considering returning to Warner Music Group, where she launched her self-titled debut album “Madonna” in 1983 and went on to crank out hits including “Like a Virgin” (1984), “True Blue” (1986), and “Ray of Light” (1998). Music trade publication Billboard said that Madonna has not yet inked a new deal with any label and that talks with Warner Music are “in the early stages.” Reps for Warner Music, Madonna and Universal Music Group did not return requests seeking comment. Madonna first inked a three-album deal with Interscope in 2011 at a base of $1 million per record....
    Madonna has left Universal Music Group’s Interscope, her record label for nearly a decade, according to reports. The Queen of Pop is considering returning to Warner Music Group, where she launched her self-titled debut album “Madonna” in 1983 and went on to crank out hits including “Like a Virgin” (1984), “True Blue” (1986), and “Ray of Light” (1998). Music trade publication Billboard said that Madonna has not yet inked a new deal with any label and that talks with Warner Music are “in the early stages.” Reps for Warner Music, Madonna and Universal Music Group did not return requests seeking comment. Madonna first inked a three-album deal with Interscope in 2011 at a base of $1 million per record. Under...
    (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has completed a series of deals for the right to show music videos on its platform, raising the prospect of its competing more with Alphabet Co's video platform YouTube in the area, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The social media giant is expected to announce partnerships with three of music world's biggest labels, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group, the report said (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-31/facebook-is-set-to-finally-get-the-rights-to-show-music-videos?utm_content=business&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&sref=vEQJzSks), citing people familiar with the matter. Universal as a group is home to Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Rihanna, among others, while Sony's big names include Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keyes. All three boast a host of back catalogues. Bloomberg reported in December that Facebook was looking to acquire...
    Universal Music Group and music streaming giant Spotify inked a multiyear global licensing pact on Wednesday. The deal will allow Universal — the world’s largest record label which reps the likes of Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Drake and Kanye West — to promote its artists on Spotify’s platform and be an early adapter of the streamer’s new technology. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. According to both companies, the partnership will give UMG the ability to “deepen its leading role as an early adopter of future products” on Spotify’s platform and “provide valuable feedback to Spotify’s development team.” The record company will also collaborate on “state-of-the-art marketing campaigns across Spotify’s platform.” Spotify chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel Ek...
    PARIS (Reuters) - Music streaming service Spotify said on Wednesday that it had signed a new, multi-year licensing agreement with Vivendi's Universal Music Group (UMG), reinforcing Spotify's catalogue and products. Spotify and UMG said they would collaborate on new, state-of-the-art marketing campaigns across Spotify’s platform. UMG will also deepen its role as an early adopter of future products and provide valuable feedback to Spotify’s development team. Earlier this month, Spotify said it was rolling out a video feature for podcasts and the company also launched its music streaming service in Russia, its fastest growing international market for music. (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta, editing by Louise Heavens) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.