Kanye West Tells ‘White Publications’ To Stop Commenting On His Music

| by Jordan Smith
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Rapper Kanye West has called on “white publications” not to report on his music in the future.

His statement came on Twitter following a review by Pitchfork of his latest album, "Life of Pablo," which he didn't agree with, IJReview reported.

West’s latest album came out in January and at the time he promised great things.

“This is not album of the year. This is album of the life,” he tweeted Jan. 26, according to IJReview.

Pitchfork, an online music magazine, gave the album 9/10, but that wasn’t good enough for West.

“Pitchfork, the album is a 30 out of 10,” he responded.

An hour later, he went further.

“To Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, New York Times, and any other white publication. Please do not comment on black music anymore,” West wrote.

“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,” he added, attempting to justify his demand.

West’s series of comments came as the conflict between the rapper and singer Taylor Swift continued at the Grammys on Feb. 15.

A lyric in West’s latest single talks about having sex with Swift.

"As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there: There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” Swift said during the awards ceremony, according to USA Today.

Although Swift didn’t mention West by name, her remarks were interpreted as a swipe at him.

West seemingly ignored the controversy, focusing his Twitter comments instead on his debt problem.

He publicly called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google co-founder Larry Page to invest $1 billion in West's ideas to help him pay off a $53 million debt.

“For the past 3 years people who knew about the debt tried to use it against me in negotiations,” he claimed Feb. 15.

“Perhaps a fashion group will cover the 53 that I’ve invested over the past 13 years…,” he added.

No one has publicly offered to help West cover his debts.

Sources: IJReview, USA Today / Photo credit: Jason Persse/Flickr

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