Kanye West Blasts “White Publications”, Says ‘TLOP’ Will Never Be For Sale


(AllHipHop News) After firing off about damn near everything over the last few weeks, Kanye West has now turned his attention to “white publications.” Kanye sent out a series of tweets yesterday (February 15) directed at several outlets including Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times.

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The Chicago performer seemed to take issue with those publications for commenting about his latest work The Life Of Pablo. In one tweet Kanye wrote, “Please don’t comment on black music anymore.” He on went to add that he loves white people, but he doesn’t believe they understand the struggle it took for African Americans to progress after the institution of slavery.

The response to Pitchfork and the New York Times are somewhat surprising, considering both sites gave TLOP favorable reviews. Pitchfork rated the album 9/10, and the review from the Times stated Kanye has “perfected the art of aesthetic and intellectual bricolage.”

West’s tweets also caught some push back from Hip Hop media figures on Twitter. Alvin Aqua Blanco of Hip Hop Wired posted a tweet that called out Kanye for giving those same media outlets he complained about interviews rather than connecting with Hip Hop centered publications. Blanco’s tweet was retweeted by B. Dot of Rap Radar and garnered a “lol” response from XXL Editor-In-Chief Vanessa Satten.

As far as The Life Of Pablo, fans waiting to download the album on iTunes or pick up a physical copy should not expect either of those options to be available, according to Ye. The G.O.O.D. Music boss also tweeted, “My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal.”

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Check out Kanye West’s tweets in the gallery below.