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 video to his Twitter feed on Wednesday afternoon, which showed one of his 21 Grammys placed inside of a toilet bowl.
Trust me … I WONT STOP pic.twitter.com/RmVkqrSa4F
— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
‘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.
West’s current battle with his labels began on Monday, when he attacked 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 labels Universal and Sony and vowed not to release any new music until he was freed from his contracts with them.
There was subsequently a Twitter rant that lasted several hours, during which he violated the social media site’s code of conduct after he shared the personal contact details of a magazine editor he called ‘a white supremacist’.
‘If any of my fans want to call a white supremacist… this is the editor of Forbes,’ West wrote above the phone number of the publication’s editor Randall Lane.
West has repeatedly hit out at the magazine in the past for failing to label him as a ‘billionaire’. Twitter took 30 minutes to hide the tweet with Lane’s details, which has now been deleted.
West has won a whopping 21 Grammy Awards across the past two decades. Here a picture of him with three of the accolades back in 2005
Kanye West is not the first musician to voice out his displeasure on the way and manner some record labels benefit hugely on their signees. Michael Jackson was pictured to have had a similar issue with Sony.