Kanye West Tells 'White' Publications to Stop Covering 'Black' Music

Kanye West Tells 'White' Publications to Stop Covering 'Black' Music

Kanye takes to Twitter yet again, displeased that his new album's reviews haven't been their Kanye Best.

Published February 15th

Kanye West continues to keep his Twitter fingers nice and stretched, with new rants, realizations, dreams and affirmations coming on the daily, all very clearly delivered with #NoFilter.

From exclaiming that he is $58 million in debt to asking the CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg for financial assistance to reminding followers that rich people use other people's money, Kanye is certainly on one lately. 

With the Pre-Grammy’s red carpet well underway, West has issued a new request, this time to the mass media, saying, “To Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, New York Times, and any other white publication. Please do not comment on black music anymore.”

He quickly followed up taking it a step further posting, “I love love love white people but you don't understand what it means to be the great grandson of ex slaves and make it this far.”

Since all good things come in series of threes, Kanye concluded with a sentiment expressing further concern that 'white media' takes away from Black art and Black voices, saying, "The system is designed for colored people to fail and one of our only voices is music. One of our only ways out is music."

To keep his messages quick and to the point, Kanye then followed with several reminders that his new album is only available exclusively to streaming service TIDAL and will never be available for sale via iTunes. Alright, then. 

While Kanye does bring up points that are deep conversation starters, his latest rant appears to be fueled by his displeasure with the feedback he’s received thus far from his new album, The Life Of Pablo.

Often saying that he is a misunderstood as an artist, we have a strong feeling that Kanye himself is the only one that is properly equipped to review a Kanye West album to his liking. In the meantime calling out mass media via Twitter is one way to go about it.

BET.com is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Written by KC Orcutt

COMMENTS

Latest in news