17:04 GMT19 April 2021
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    In July, rapper and fashion designer Kanye West announced that he would enter the presidential race as an independent candidate in the November 2020 US elections.

    The music mogul said in a tweet that he would release no more songs until he finishes his contracts with the music publishing company Sony/ATV's EMI Music Publishing and Universal Music Group.

    ​In 2019, his lawyers filed lawsuits against Sony/ATV’s EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music record labels Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella, and merchandise company Bravado in order to buy back his song rights.

    The pledge means that the release date of the singer's upcoming tenth studio album, dubbed 'Donda: With Child' and originally scheduled for release on 24 July, will be put off again.

    Twitter users left mostly negative comments following his Tweet, referring to his defeat by Taylor Swift and reminding him to concentrate on his presidential campaign.

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