Some clips from a documentary that was never released to the public have been leaked online, showing Kanye West’s unhappiness with Nas, his own record label G.O.O.D. Music, and some of the artists he worked with. The documentary was supposed to document the creation of his eighth studio album Ye and the five albums he produced for other artists in Wyoming in 2018.
Why Didn’t Kanye West Like The Way Nas’ Was Rapping on One of His Songs?
One of the clips, shared on Twitter by the Art of Dialogue, shows West ranting about Nas rapping off beat on the song “Cops Shot The Kid”, which was part of their joint album Nasir. West also says that Nas did not tell him about making a video for the song, and that he wasted three “Dark Fantasies” by producing the album for him.
“Cops Shot The Kid”, which features a sample of Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story”, is a track that tackles police brutality and racial injustice in America. The song was well received by critics and fans, who complimented West’s production and Nas’ lyrics. However, West apparently did not share the same opinion, as he voiced his annoyance with Nas’ delivery and lack of communication.
Why Was Kanye West Complaining About Pusha T and Teyana Taylor?
In another clip, West is talking on the phone with his former manager Scooter Braun, saying that he wants to leave G.O.O.D. Music, the record label he established in 2004. West says that he is “great” and that “good is the enemy of great”, implying that he is not happy with the standard of his label and its artists. He also wonders why he gave music to Teyana Taylor and Pusha T, who released their albums K.T.S.E. and Daytona respectively as part of West’s Wyoming sessions.
West also mentions that he wants to do his own festival instead of performing at others, and that he will get out of his publishing deal, his contract with Universal Music Group, and his partnership with Adidas. He declares that he is “the greatest motherf***ing artist living” and that he can do everything.
The leaked footage offers a peek into West’s thoughts and creative process during a chaotic time in his career and personal life. It also shows his discontent with some of his collaborators and business partners, who may have felt differently about their work with him. The documentary, which was cancelled by West, remains a mystery for fans who wonder what else it might have captured.