The radio personality alleges that the Detroit rapper is owned some money from the G.O.O.D. Music label
Kanye West has been a vocal critique of record labels and the oppressive legal agreements artists are often forced to sign. But now, radio host Charlamagne tha God is slamming ‘Ye for being guilty of the very same unethical tactics he speaks out against, specifically when it comes to rapper Big Sean.
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“When you sign a music deal you sign away your rights,” Kanye tweeted last month, at one point implying he would return the 50% share of masters he has of artists signed to his label G.O.O.D. Music. In response, his protege Big Sean thanked Kanye in a tweet, acknowledging that the move would “help so much.”
But Wednesday, during the Breakfast Club‘s Rumor Report, Charlamagne elaborated on the subject, stating he had intel on Big Sean being owed a large sum of money from the mogul, who he alleged trapped the Detroit rapper into signing a “terrible contract.”
“The restraint that Big Sean shows to Kanye West is remarkable,” said the host. “It lets me know that he really is a healed individual because Kanye West—I hope one day Big Sean tells his story. Just know, Kanye West owes Big Sean a whole lotta money, and he’s got Big Sean in a very terrible contract to be out here screaming about giving folks their masters back and all types of other things.”
“That’s right, Kanye West owes Big Sean $3 million,” he continued, dropping a bombshell. “Kanye West gets half of Sean’s profits and half of Sean’s royalties.”
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“Kanye wouldn’t agree to Big Sean getting his masters back from Def Jam. Kanye needs to do right by Big Sean. … Brothers, we have to stop doing that to each other ’cause we run around out here misleading other people and really being false prophets, but you’re not even doing right by your own people. Do right by your own people, ‘Ye.”
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