There is a LOT of batsh*t-crazy Kanye West news today

I honestly think Ye needs some help. These news items are just from this week.

Item 1: Kanye wants his campaign staff to “stop fornicating.”

Wanna work for Yeezy’s presidential staff? No screwing around. He’s asking workers to abstain from sex outside of marriage. I’m pretty sure that’s unenforceable under any labour laws. Wow.

Item 2: Kanye published his record contract on Twitter

Ye is signed to Universal and isn’t happy with the terms of his contract. To make his point–I guess–he published 113 jpeg images of agreements between him and the label. This is all part–I guess–of lawsuits he filed earlier this week against the label and his publisher. I quote: “UNIVERSAL WONT TELL ME WHAT MY MASTERS COST BECAUSE THEY KNOW I CAN AFFORD TO BUY THEM” and “MY CHILDREN WILL OWN MY MASTERS … NOT YOUR CHILDREN … MY CHILDREN … MY CHILDREN … MY CHILDREN.”

Ownership of masters is a very, very big deal with artists these days. But it could be worse. Look at this.

Item 3: He peed on his Grammy Award

Um…

This statement on his situation may have got him blocked from Twitter. But that’s unclear. And songwriter Diane Warren is not pleased.

Item 4: A cam site wants to help Kanye get his presidential message out

Yesterday, Max Bennett, the VP of New Media for a cam girl site called Stripchat, sent Kanye an offer.

Dear Mr. Kanye West,

I wanted to reach out in the midst of your Presidential run and extend you an offer. Given your marriage to Kim Kardashian and knowing she catapulted to stardom after her sex tape with Ray J leaked, I think it would only make sense for you to work with an adult entertainment company to promote your candidacy as President of the United States.

The offer I’d like to extend to you would be for Stripchat to feature $5,000,000 worth of digital advertisements on our site for your campaign leading up to the election in November. The synergies between us are evident – Kim’s past, your penchant for porn, etc. We think this would be a unique way for you to appeal to millions of people in a non-traditional way.

By way of background, Stripchat is a leading adult entertainment webcam company. We have a vibrant community of users who watch live cam shows featuring both amateur and professional models 24/7, 365. In addition to watching cam models, users can also interact with them via voice, video chat and by using interactive toys. We appeal to a wide-ranging audience spanning the entire country and average over 60,000,000 visitors each month.

We are really excited at the possibility of working together to bring #2020 Vision to life and our models will be delighted to wear your “Kanye 2020 Vision” merch line to promote your election campaign better!

Take some time to consider our offer. We’d love to start featuring advertisements on our site as early as this week.

Sincerely,
Max Bennett
Vice President of New Media, Stripchat

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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