Since Kanye West has called out the record industry for unfair contracts, others have questioned the rap artist’s treatment of his G.O.O.D. Music roster. During a recent episode of The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne provided some insight into Kanye West’s business relationship with Big Sean.
During The Breakfast Club’s “Rumor Report,” Charlamagned claimed that Kanye West owes Big Sean, one of the most notable G.O.O.D. Music artists, millions of dollars and receives a large portion of the Detroit rapper’s profits.
“The restraint Big Sean shows to Kanye West is remarkable,” Charlamagne said about five minutes into the above clip. “I hope one day Big Sean tells his story, but just know Kanye West owes Big Sean a whole lot of money and he got Big Sean in a very terrible contract to be out here screaming about giving folks their masters back.”
When co-host Angela Yee brought up Big Sean publicly thanking West after he announced he’d give back the 50 percent share he takes from his artists masters, as well as Sean’s recent album being his last on his current deal, Charlamagne was more specific on the situation between West and Sean.
“Kanye West owes Big Sean $3 million, Kanye West gets half of Sean’s profits and half of Sean’s royalties, and Kanye wouldn’t agree to Big Sean getting his masters back from Def Jam…Kanye needs to do right by Big Sean,” Charlamagne replied.
Throughout the rest of the clip, Charlamagne encourages Blacks with power to do right by their own people.