Kanye West has recently used his Twitter to sound off on a number of topics, including the marketing of his new album The Life of Pablo and how to make the Grammys relevant again. He continued his indictment of the music industry Monday, when he made a bold proclamation: “No more CDs from me,” West tweeted.
West still plans to make music, of course — just not on outdated medium. “I was thinking about not making CDs ever again… Only streaming,” West stated after beginning with an uncharacteristically timid “Uuuuum… hi everybody!” He also referenced the bare bones packaging for his 2013 LP Yeezus, calling it “an open casket to CDs.”
Days after releasing Pablo last month, West announced on Twitter that the album would “never be for sale… you can only get it on Tidal.” His pledge about not releasing music on CDs could be tested soon: West also promised recently that he has a new album coming this summer.
And, in typical fashion, West followed his business statements with some personal ones. “Question… Why do people not want to be me?” he wrote. “I want people to be the best version of themselves and I will be the best version of me. Growing and learning but not being told to stop… not being stunted. Please avoid trying to talk me out of being me in the future. ###hashtag all positive vibes.”
Read West’s tweets about CDs below.