Did Apple “Steal” Drake From Jay Z’s TIDAL?

Published: Wednesday 3rd Jun 2015 by David

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Had things gone Jay Z’s way the rapper Drake would have stood by his side at the launch of his streaming service TIDAL HIFI.

Alas, they didn’t. For, 48 hours before said launch, the performer had a change of heart and pulled out of the plan.

Why?

Apple.

In a Q&A with Billboard Jay accused Apple’s Jimmy Iovine (formerly of Interscope) of approaching TIDAL artists and offering them deals he hoped would see them cut ties with the service to team up with Apple.

He revealed:

I think that’s just his competitive nature, and I don’t know if he’s looking at the bigger picture: That it’s not about me and it’s not about him; it’s about the future of the music business.

Now it seems Iovine’s mission was a success. For, after watching him  make his way over to the company with Beats By Dre, Drake & Pharrell are said to be gearing up to use their star power to push iTunes Radio to higher ground.

Details on their involvement with the platform are unclear at this time but they may be joined by Kanye West if reports published by industry bible HITS Daily Double are anything to go by.

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  1. Lana Del Fan *I Can Hear The Sirens* June 3, 2015

    Lol

  2. Lana Del Fan *I Can Hear The Sirens* June 3, 2015

    Sounds like a personal problem for jay-Sleaze but Apple is petty AF

  3. Arial June 3, 2015

    Drakes last cd release failed to capture radio programmers, lack of proper video releases,wrong singles, his flame is burning out….maybe he should do a Jenner and ADMIT to being GAY so he can capture that audience

  4. mike June 3, 2015

    HE GAY

  5. Mark111 June 3, 2015

    Jay doesn’t own Drake, so Apple didn’t “steal” from anyone. Apple will grab artist or anyone they feel to launch a product just like Tidal did. Hell Apple BEEEEENNNNN grabbing artist to promote their music product. And to be real honest, Tidal is not at their level, at ALL! Apple is the most valuable company in the WORLD! So in the words of Kaney West with w twist, “Jay Z doesn’t own Black poeple.”
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    What have Jay done other than (like a TGJ user said) line up artist as if they were the Justice League Of America, cry on Twitter or blame Blacks as if he OWN US!!!! Your product sucks or the very least not good enough for me to even check out. I hate Apple by the way as well.

    • bertus June 3, 2015

      Oh ok.

    • June 3, 2015

      f-ck everything you have to say, ya the white man won again and some blacks are stupid to see it, ya continue to sh-t on jay because that’s the way it was set up to be.

  6. xedos June 3, 2015

    I told you all that their is a plot against Tidal .all these negative write up are coming from Apple camp. apple own these journalist . go back and look at what they did to Blackberry. Same strategy. the sad thing is a lot of blacks people believe these article and take the white man side.
    you will never see all these negative articles when apple launch their streaming.

  7. You wanna love it right bettor like you do then my funky money June 3, 2015

    Jay-z doesn’t own drake so Apple didn’t steal from anyone

  8. You wanna love it right bettor like you do then my funky money June 3, 2015

    Jay-z doesn’t own drake so Apple didn’t steal from anyone and drake made his own choices

  9. tiredoynce June 4, 2015

    blah blah blah

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