Kanye West Has a Big Demand – but Only for ‘White’ Publications

Lately it seems as though every tweet superstar Kanye West sends makes national headlines.

After his weekend Twitter rant in which he appealed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion, West posed a new request — this time, to the media world: Stop covering “black music.”

The rapper specifically named the New York Times, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone as the subjects of his Monday rant after the outlets published reviews of his recently released album, “The Life of Pablo,” currently streaming on the music app, Tidal.

Yeezy, who boasted the merits of his new album and said he would not attend the Grammys unless he was promised Album of the Year (the award wound up going to West’s longtime rival Taylor Swift), was obviously angered by his album’s less-than-pristine reviews.

Though Pitchfork gave West’s project a score of nine out of 10 — the best score the outlet has given in nearly six months, according to Huffington Post — the just-short-of-perfect rating was just short of acceptable in West’s mind.

And so he tweeted:

The first tweet prompted this response:

Then, after taking a half-hour break, West extended his outrage to the other “white” publications that review “black music.”

Then he clarified his critique — sort of:

Later on, after Yeezy had cooled off a bit, he offered followers some words of inspiration:

(H/T: Huffington Post)

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