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Kanye West was already scheduled to speak with Donald Trump at the White House regarding prison reform, gang violence, and job manufacturing but now the “I Love It” rapper will also be present for the ceremonial signing of the Music Modernization Act.
According to Variety, The President of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow will attend along with Kid Rock, who supported Trump in 2016, Mitch Glazier, who is the CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America. The bill, which will update royalty payments and music licensing to producers, artists, and songwriters. has already been passed by the House and the Senate.
The bill could benefit Kanye since it has potential for him to gain more profits. “The legislation includes a number of components, including a guarantee that songwriters and artists receive payments for pre-1972 recordings, as well as for improved payments for works played on streaming services.”
While Kanye continues to show support for Trump, the Ye rapper is still catching heat for wearing his MAGA hat and he’s even felt the backlash so much that he decided to remove his social media accounts, once again.
— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) September 27, 2018