Kanye West’s battle against the music industry has earned him some appreciation from one of his former artists. Desiigner, who’s been a vocal critic of Yeezy, showed gratitude to his old boss after West declared he’d give all G.O.O.D. Music artists his 50 percent share of their masters.
“Thanks @kanyewest,” Desiigner wrote via Twitter on Wednesday (September 23).
— Desiigner (@LifeOfDesiigner) September 23, 2020
Desiigner’s tweet was posted a little over an hour after West made his promise on social media. Yeezy also challenged Universal Music Group to follow his lead, thereby giving G.O.O.D. artists the full ownership of their masters.
“I’m giving all Good music artist back the 50% share I have of their masters,” he tweeted. “Now let’s have Universal match me.”
Last year, Desiigner announced he left G.O.O.D. and would continue his career as an independent artist. Prior to his departure, he lashed out at the label via social media and asked for his release. Earlier in the year, he called West “crazy” and claimed he received little to no help from G.O.O.D.
“Nobody is doing this shit for me,” he said. “I had signed to Kanye West, the biggest nigga. Y’all niggas think he’s the genius. Y’all think all that nigga’s shit. But to me that nigga’s crazy. To me, I’ve been doing this shit myself. To me, I brought G.O.O.D. Music back.”
Desiigner signed with G.O.O.D. in 2016 following the release of his breakthrough single “Panda.” During his tenure with the label, he dropped a mixtape and EP but never got to put out his debut album.