Rapper responds to recent reviews of his album 'The Life Of Pablo'
Kanye West has taken to Twitter to ask what he deems as “white publications” to stop commenting on “black music”.
The rapper recently released his seventh studio album ‘The Life Of Pablo’, the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Yeezus’.
Writing on Twitter last night (February 15), West wrote: “To Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, New York Times, and any other white publication. Please do not comment on black music anymore.”
He continued: “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…. 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.”
Pitchfork had recently reviewed his album, giving it a 9.0 rating, while The New York Times said that West had “perfected the art of aesthetic and intellectual bricolage” with ‘The Life Of Pablo’.
See West’s tweets in full below.
Over the weekend, West released his highly-anticipated album ‘The Life Of Pablo’ following a performance on SNL.
The LP includes 18 tracks and features Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, Future, Ty Dolla $ign, Young Thug, The-Dream, Kid Cudi, Kirk Franklin, Post Malone, Kelly Price and more.