Fans Remember an Iconic Kanye West Tweet as Taylor Swift Inspires an Uncanny Reaction From Music Labels

Published 10/31/2023, 3:30 AM EDT

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Taylor Swift is currently navigating a battle against a major record label, Big Machine Records, which has been causing ripples in the traditional music industry structure. Ever since she waded into the highly publicized dispute, a wave of uncertainty prompted major record labels to revisit their clauses. Amidst the buzz, fans on X, formerly Twitter, came across an old tweet from the rap icon who used to be pretty famous for sparring with Swift- Kanye West

West and Swift may not have had the smoothest relationship with each other in the industry. But they have a legendary status in their own distinctive spheres. Kanye West shared a tweet in the year 2020, criticizing labels for stripping artists off their rights. When you sign a music deal you sign away your rights”, said the ‘Donda’ rapper in his tweet. This tweet resurfaced 3 years after Billboard reported how major record labels are now changing their contract guidelines, following Swift’s dispute, to avoid losses stemming from re-recordings. 

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It all started after Swift signed a record deal with Republic Records in November 2018, following the termination of Swift’s contract with the Big Machine. However, the new owner Scooter Braun acquired all of Swift’s first six studio albums, copyrighted by Big Machines. This triggered a long-drawn chain of conflicts, pulling various musicians, journalists, politicians, and scholars to join the cause along the way. 

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As Swift continues to revolutionize the music industry, fans remember the only time Kanye West and Taylor Swift were on the same bandwidth. 

Both Kanye West and Taylor Swift feel the same way about record labels 

One has to be living under a rock not to recognize the reference to “I’m really happy for you, Imma let you finish”. Kanye West and Taylor Swift’s feud has been a key conversation in the tabloid world for years. Eleven years following the fiasco, it was surprising to see the artists on the same page regarding an issue. Ever since Ye Streams shared the old tweet, fans have been flooding the platform with their thoughts on their equation.

Many fans extended their support to Taylor Swift in her battle against big labels. However, there was also a section of fans who felt this was nothing more than “teenage drama”. 

A fan remembered the infamous 2009 VMA Awards drama, which is still one of the most controversial pop culture moments.

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Fans also criticized the labels for allegedly exploiting artists for their own benefit. They shared how Swift has been instrumental in bringing a new wave of revolution to the industry. While the artists may come forward to each other’s support in the future as well, this understated sign was heartwarming for fans for the time being.

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What do you think about Kanye West’s old tweet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Hriddhi Maitra

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Hriddhi Maitra is a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. An enthusiastic movie buff, Hriddhi found her true calling when she worked as a Cinema Content Writer at My Cinema Story while analyzing movies objectively, and offering constructive feedback. Coming from a background where she worked in different niches like finance, food, travel, medicines, automobile, and entertainment, we can safely say she is a jack of all trades.

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