Kanye West‘s highly anticipated ‘Yandhi’ album release date remains uncertain as it has emerged that a label dispute is responsible for the multiple delays the project has suffered.
According to Blast, The G.O.O.D Music boss has filed a lawsuit against on Def Jam Recordings and EMI shortly after he also did against Roc-A-Fella Records and in the legal documents, he reportedly comes for Bravado merchandising and Island Def Jam, alleging that both companies have been exploiting “one of the world’s most iconic, multi-faceted, and productive talents.”
Kanye is asking a judge to free him from any obligations he has to Def Jam
“Even if the contracts were not unfair (they are), even if their terms valued Mr. West’s contributions in line with the breathtaking success he has achieved for these companies (they do not) and even if the companies had not unpaid Mr. West what they owe him (they have), he would be entitled to be set free from its bonds,” the document read.
‘Ye is also seeking ownership of all his master recordings.
“At no point since the commencement of Mr. West’s services under the recording agreement and extensions in 2002 has he enjoyed any ‘moment of freedom’ that is, any moment during which he was freed from his obligations under the contract and able to offer his services to anyone else, take a break from his recording career, or even retire from it altogether,” the document also stated.
The rapper’s team insists he’s owed an unspecified “substantial amount” of money while suggesting that Def Jam “has unjustly earned millions of dollars by binding Mr. West’s recording talents to [Island Def Jam] for an unlawful term.”
Kanye reportedly doesn’t want Yandhi held up in any contractual obligations and so he’s refusing to release it until all disputes are resolved