Saturday 25 March 2017

Kanye West says 'white publications' shouldn't comment on black music in latest Twitter rant

Kanye West has asked 'white publications' not to comment on black music in latest Twitter rants. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3)
Kanye West has asked 'white publications' not to comment on black music in latest Twitter rants. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3)
Kanye West asks 'white publications' to refrain from commenting on black music. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3)

Sasha Brady

Kanye West has asked "white publications" to refrain from commenting on black music in his latest Twitter rant.

It's been one of the most highly-anticipated album releases of the year and two days after the release of The Life of Pablo, many prominent music websites have reviewed Kanye West's latest offering.

However, Kanye took issue with Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The New York Times and other "white publications" that had recently reviewed the album.

"Please do not comment on black music anymore," the rapper wrote on Twitter.

Kanye West asks 'white publications' to refrain from commenting on black music. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3)
Kanye West asks 'white publications' to refrain from commenting on black music. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3)

West followed up with "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."

Yeezy continued, "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."

Before listing out the publications the Chicago-born musician deemed "white", he specifically called out Pitchfork.

"Pitchfork the album is a 30 out of 10," he wrote in response to the site's review.

The music site gave The Life of Pablo a 9.0 rating and highlighted West's strengths, saying, "his devotion to the craft of album-making remains his greatest talent."

Pitchfork even anointed the album with the status of "best new music" - making The Life of Pablo the highest-rated album of the year.

However, maybe Kanye took issue with the reviewer's references to his recent Twitter rants.

"There was a prevailing sense that Kanye had entered such a consequence-free zone that we can never truly relate to him anymore," Pitchfork said, in relation to the rapper's Twitter feud with Wiz Khalifa and the  controversial 'Bill Cosby innocent' tweet.

Meanwhile, The New York Times said that West had "perfected the art of aesthetic and intellectual bricolage" with 'The Life Of Pablo'."

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