"The music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships..."

Kanye West has declared himself the modern day Moses, while putting his release plans on pause.

In a series of tweets the rapper said he is "in service to Christ" before discussing his record label dealings.

Pausing his new album - which was slated to be released a few weeks back - Kanye West suggested he was enslaved by his deal.

"The music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships," he wrote, before adding: "I’m the new Moses".

While the tweets have naturally brought a fair bit of blowback, we feel it necessary to point out that Kanye's bipolar diagnosis will distort his views - so do treat him kindly.

Here are the tweets.

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