Charlamagne tha God revealed he had a recent conversation with Kanye West.
"I spoke to Kanye this week," Charlamagne said. "And like I told Kanye, I hope that this conversation you're having isn't a self-serving conversation. I said, 'Yes, very true, these record contracts are exploitative. But what you're not telling people is that you negotiated with Def Jam/Universal four different times. And you chose the money over your masters every single time. And you're not telling people that you own the masters of Yeezus and every album of yours after that. And you weren't telling the people that you owned the artists on G.O.O.D. Music's masters as well, at least half of them.'"
Kanye's tirade is aimed at the Def Jam and Universal after he made his grievances public with a series of tweets explaining that he doesn't own the masters to most of his albums before sharing his contracts. People are also confused as to why Kanye would continue renegotiating with Def Jam/Universal and not leverage himself to regain his masters.
"It's like yo, if you're going to have this conversation, tell the whole truth," Charlamagne continued. "Put it all on the table. If you took the money over the masters cause you wanted to do something, you wanted to buy a house, you wanted to stunt, who knows—but you did. So let's have that conversation. And I told this to him. He said slavery is a choice. People can flip those words on you and say signing these records deals is a choice too. I just want him to have the whole conversation."
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