During Kanye West's Twitter rant on music ownership, Hit-Boy offered his thoughts on his former label boss in an Instagram post. Hit-Boy posted a photo of one of West's tweets and explained why him and Kanye stopped working together.
"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," his caption read. "This is after I produced n***** 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."
Kanye West acknowledged Hit-Boy's post and retweeted it before offering some clarification in a subsequent tweet.
"Hi guys ... trust me we will not stop ... [Hit-Boy] first to stand up ... I didn't have a problem with him producing for Beyonce ... I had a problem with the fact he was signed to me and I didn't know but I knew Jay and Beyonce and Hit-Boy ... just for clarity," West wrote in all caps.
Despite his personal relationship with West, Hit-Boy did support Kanye speaking out against recording contracts and detailed his own experiences with bad deals.
"[Kanye West's tweet] is something I can agree with though," Hit-Boy wrote. "@umpg has held me in what the last 3 lawyers [I've] hired have referred to as the 'worst publishing contact they’ve ever seen' since I was 19 years old. [I'm] 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 [doesn't] have it in them to simply be fair. 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. @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"