April 4, 2013 12:55

Wiley claims he's walking out on his record label in Twitter rant

Rapper claims Warner are forcing him to release a single he doesn't want to

Wiley claims he's walking out on his record label in Twitter rant

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Wiley has claimed he's walking out on his record label.

The rapper, who signed to Warner last year, claimed that the label are forcing him to release a single that he doesn't want to. In a series of tweets, some of which have now been deleted, he wrote: "My label are doing 'Lights On' next but I do not like that so you will not see me in the video … If my first two singles were dance and third was drum and bass, why am I doing a dance single fourth… my musical mind is better than that."

In another string of tweets, he wrote: "I am walking out of Warner today, I don’t need em anymore”, before adding that he’s "rinsed majors for every penny, enough is enough. Need to put my own money where my mouth is now and stop pussy footing around the industry. I have got time for [Warner] and I respect you but goodbye."

However, a Warner representative has confirmed to NME that everything is "business as usual". One tweet left on Wiley's Twitter account reads: "The way a record label zones in on the artist's Twitter account you would think there was millions to made thru it."

Wiley recently leaked a version of his latest LP 'The Ascent' on the internet, two weeks before its official April 1 release date. Again taking to Twitter to explain his actions, he wrote: "I am leaking my album at 7… Americans do it so I am doing it… If Tunes don’t do what I say I am leaking the album at 7 and I am not joking… I made a mistake on the album I need to make a change if iTunes cannot change the mistake I will leak it…………. today…” He concluded: "I hate being a idiot but sometimes people only listen when you are being a idiot."

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