Hit-Boy Says Kanye West Stopped Working with Him Because of Beyoncé

Hit-Boy Says Kanye West Stopped Working with Him Because of Beyoncé

Hit-Boy is making some shocking revelations about his fallout with Kanye West.

The super-producer was previously signed to G.O.O.D. Music, where he produced major hits for Ye, including “Ni**as in Paris” and “Clique.” But that all stopped, he claims, once he collaborated with Beyoncé.

“I haven’t been a fan of Kanye on a personal/ human level since he told me face to face he stopped picking my beats because I worked with Beyoncé,” the Grammy-winning producer wrote in his Instagram post. “this is after I produced ni**as in paris , clique, and a myriad of other songs / projects for him and his label GOOD Music in the 2 years I was signed with them.”

While he has his personal grievances with Ye, he is in agreement with him when it comes to their publishing deals. He shared a screenshot of Kanye’s tweet where he called out Universal and Sony and said that he wanted to free his fellow artists from their unfair contracts. Hit-Boy says he has been signed to a “slave deal” with Universal since he was 19.

“This tweet is something I can agree with though. @umpg has held me in what the last 3 lawyers Ive hired have referred to as the ‘worst publishing contact they’ve ever seen’ since I was 19 years old,” Hit-Boy revealed. “Im 33 now and have multiple Grammys, produced a lot of your favorite artists biggest songs on top of turning in over 450+ records since I first signed and @umpg still doesnt have it in them to simply be fair.”

Hit-Boy, who executive produced Big Sean’s Detroit 2 and Nas’ King’s Disease, said he was compelled to speak his truth at the risk of being blackballed. “If they’re doing this to me with all I’ve accomplished through hard work I can only imagine the kids who don’t have big placements/ proper guidance. If I have to be the one to get blackballed for telling the truth and trying to set the next generation free then so be it. Btw I produced 10+ joints on the CURRENT number one album in the country D2.”

He ended by tagging Polow Da Don, Roc Nation, and Universal in his post and calling for a resolution. “@umpg @polowdadon @jodyagerson @iamwalterjones and the company who’s helping me on the management side @rocnation let’s fix this. Slave deals are still very real /rampant in 2020. @universalmusicgroup,” he said.

Shortly after, Kanye responded to Hit-Boy’s claim, saying that he was not opposed to him working with Beyoncé, but that he was unaware of it while he was signed to G.O.O.D. Music. “I DIDN’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH HIM PRODUCING FOR BEYONCÉ,” tweeted Ye. “I HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE FACT HE WAS SIGNED TO ME AND I DIDN’T KNOW BUT I KNEW JAY AND BEYONCÉ AND HIT-BOY … JUST FOR CLARITY.”

He also applauded Hit-Boy for speaking out about his contract. Kanye has been waging war against the major labels for their unfair contracts. He tweeted his lengthy contract with Universal page by page and vowed to continue the fight. He also shared a video of his Grammy in the toilet while he urinated on it.

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