Twitter Takes Down Kanye West’s Tweet Containing Links to His Own Album

Kanye West released his new album Ye this morning (June 1) following a listening session Thursday night in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It was attended by members of the G.O.O.D. Music family, his close friends and some media personalities. See the full credits for the album here.


The seven song album is getting a mixed reaction at the moment but Kanye West albums usually take some time to grow on you so we’d have to wait and see what the verdict is. Kanye’s approach of promoting his album on his Twitter account has somehow not gone too well with the company, however.

Kanye tweeted links to his album a few hours ago which have now been taken down by Twitter for copyright violation. The tweet contained Spotify, iTunes and TIDAL links to Ye which is unavailable to view now as it has been taken down. If you go to his account, you will get a “This Tweet from @kanyewest has been withheld in response to a report from the copyright holder” message in place of the earlier tweet. See screenshot below.

The reason behind why Twitter considered links to the artist’s own album as a copyright violation is unknown at the moment. Twitter has received criticism in the past for taking down tweets on casual DMCA notices to the company by persons who may not have the proper claim over the material. We have reached out to Twitter for a comment on the matter.

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