Kanye West‘s rant about his record contract have attracted widespread attention – including word from producer Hit-Boy.
As reported, Ye bemoaned what he deems unfair terms and he even went as far as to urinate on his own GRAMMY Award.
Now, the ‘N*ggas In Paris’ producer has weighed-in with his take.
And while he slams “slave” deals and unpacks his own predicament, he made a shock revelation about West.
For, he alleges that the MC “told me face to face he stopped picking my beats because I worked with Beyoncé.”
His words (and Yeezy’s response) below…
“I haven’t been a fan of Kanye on a personal/ human level since he told me face to face he stopped picking my beats because I worked with Beyoncé. this is after I produced niggas in paris , clique, and a myriad of other songs / projects for him and his label GOOD Music in the 2 years I was signed with them.
This tweet is something I can agree with though. @umpg has held me in what the last 3 lawyers Ive hired have referred to as the “worst publishing contact they’ve ever seen” since I was 19 years old. Im 33 now and have multiple Grammys, produced a lot of your favorite artists biggest songs on top of turning in over 450+ records since I first signed and @umpg still doesnt have it in them to simply be fair. If they’re doing this to me with all I’ve accomplished through hard work I can only imagine the kids who don’t have big placements/ proper guidance.
If I have to be the one to get blackballed for telling the truth and trying to set the next generation free then so be it. Btw I produced 10+ joints on the CURRENT number one album in the country D2. @umpg @polowdadon @jodyagerson @iamwalterjones and the company who’s helping me on the management side @rocnation let’s fix this. Slave deals are still very real /rampant in 2020. @universalmusicgroup”
Hit-Boy produced ‘Partition’ for Bey’s 2013 self-titled album, which arrived just before West problematically took public aim at The Carters.
As for West’s response, he said:
“Hi guys. Trust me we will not stop … Hit-Boy first to stand up … I didn’t have a problem with him producing for Beyoncé … I had a problem with the fact he was signed to me and I didn’t know but I knew Jay and Beyoncé and Hit-Boy … Just for clarity.”