Consequence Calls Out G.O.O.D. Music Artists For Not Defending Kanye West
The Queens, New York rapper — who was one of the first artists signed by Ye and spent almost a decade on the label — posted a video on social media on Friday (October 28) questioning his fellow G.O.O.D. Music alumni for not coming to Kanye’s aid.
“Where everybody else at?!” he asked in the clip. “I’m putting out an APB on G.O.O.D. Music. Everybody who got a check with Ye, where you at? You ain’t got nothin’ to do with this?! Why ain’t nobody else got nothin’ to do with this? Why I’m the only one in the headlines? I’m always the only one in the headlines! You know why? ‘Cause I’m the one, n-gga.”
In his tweet, Cons added: “I’m Addressing ALL DRAMA[.] Where is G.O.O.D. Music At??? … YE is surrounded and y’all just watching[.] N-ggas looking like Track Stars[.] I said what I said… Queens Get The Money.”
I’m Addressing ALL DRAMA
Where is G.O.O.D. Music At???
I’m putting out an APB
On G.O.O.D. Music
YE is surrounded and y’all just watching 💀👀
Niggas looking like Track Stars
I said what I said…
Queens Get The Money 🏦🏦🏦 pic.twitter.com/RDQV7G77mI
— Consequence (@ItsTheCons) October 28, 2022
Although he didn’t name any names, Consequence’s appeal could’ve been directed at any number of artists. G.O.O.D. Music’s roster currently includes Pusha T (who also serves as the label’s president), 070 Shake, Valee and Sheck Wes, while former signees include Big Sean, Kid Cudi, Common, Teyana Taylor, Desiigner and others.
Consequence certainly appears to be in the minority in his support for Kanye, whose inflammatory remarks about Jewish people and embrace of white supremacy has led to him losing a growing number of lucrative business deals and professional relationships — including G.O.O.D. Music being dropped from Def Jam.
Former G.O.O.D. Music representative Q-Tip seemingly denounced Kanye’s anti-Semitism by voicing his support for the Jewish community on Instagram earlier this week, while Yasiin Bey (f.k.a. Mos Def) put a pro-Black spin on Ye’s “White Lives Matter” shirt following his controversial Yeezy Season 9 show in Paris.
John Legend, meanwhile, made his feelings toward his former label boss clear earlier in October when he tweeted: “Weird how all these ‘free, independent thinkers’ always land at the same old anti blackness and anti semitism.”
Consequence previously pledged his allegiance to Kanye West in a series of tweets earlier this week, in which the “Gone” rapper denounced Ye’s “White Lives Matter” shirt while at the same time vowing to stand by his old friend.
“For clarity Ye & I have had discussions about the events over the last few weeks,” he wrote. Have I agreed with everything[?] No[.] Did I offer critique and solution[?] Yes[.] Was our conversation private[?] Yes[.] What needs to be understood is that I got the call 20 years ago when this happened…”
He continued: “The Candice Owens Experiment Needs To End… Nothing Personal[.] Accountability Is Everything In Life[.] This Shirt Was/Is A Bad Idea[.] Wisdom Is Learning From Your Mistakes[.] And Then Moving On.”
“I’ve stood with YE for 20 years and have always had his back,” he added. “He trust me more than ANYBODY[.] Part of that is seeing things for what they are[.] Whether G.O.O.D. or Bad [.] Then from there making sure WE are moving in the right direction. I said what I said…”
Consequence’s support of Kanye led to a tense exchange with Talib Kweli, who questioned why his “Chain Heavy” collaborator had “failed to call out [Ye’s] anti black nazi ass rhetoric?”