Kanye West Rants / Demands Apple Cut Jay Z A Check For TIDAL

Published: Saturday 30th Jul 2016 by Sam

Kanye West is ever outspoken and lived up to his billing moments ago on Twitter.

The rapper turned human megaphone this time shared his view on the on-going battle between streaming platforms – with specific reference to Apple and Jay Z‘s TIDAL.

Yeezy, along with acts such as Rihanna and Coldplay, signed on as a part-owner in Jigga’s company.

And despite a number of high-profile exclusives (the most notable being Beyonce‘s ‘Lemonade’), the service lags by quite a margin behind market leader Spotify and Apple Music.

With the latter reportedly in talks to buy TIDAL, it seems Ye’s words are timely and perhaps provide an insight into the status of negotiations.

See what we mean below…

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On the one hand, the whole thing is comical because it’s clear Kanye’s irritation stems from the commercial downside of being on Team TIDAL.

Yet, as much as we root for the underdog and maintain that there is mileage in the TIDAL concept, it has been jarring to see so many releases marred by Jay and co trying to make “fetch” happen.

If indeed Apple are making a play, we hope something happens soonish. Because we’re not sure we can stomach the notion of more LP’s being TKO’d by an ambitious idea that won’t ignite.

We suspect coins and percentages are an issue in the supposed hold up, especially given that TIDAL’s selling-point has always been the higher returns for the artist.

Whatever the case, interesting times lay ahead.

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  1. HailLegendBeysus July 30, 2016

    Nope, I think Jay-Z should keep Tidal. It’s doing just fine. Plus I hear that joint album is still coming.

    • Ughhh July 30, 2016

      Eh, they can keep that joint album. We need a long break from Jay Z and Beyoncé after this year.

      • HailLegendBeysus July 30, 2016

        Lol But they always give us like 3 year breaks. Not their fault they have so much star power in their name every little thing they do is an automatic headline.

    • iamdiego July 30, 2016

      I agree keep tidal and offer a free subscription option. A lot of ppl outside of the Internet world have no clue what a tidal is.

  2. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 30, 2016

    Kanye is only complaining because his album flopped! Rihanna was complaining too until Beyonce’s husband came through to save the day for “Anti”. “Lemonade” is a perfect example how a album can be release to Tidal and be successful! Jay-a keep Tidal, if artist no longer want to be on the roster they can sell their part and leave!

    • ….. July 30, 2016

      How can an album that was not available for purchase flop?

  3. LmfaoHoe July 30, 2016

    That picture sums up everything i feel at this point. Let Jay continue with his Tidal, no neef to venture into another’s (competitor) at that for help.

  4. East African girl July 30, 2016

    No JZ did wrong Rihanna album he leaked the whole album and the same week his wife performed superball with new song #FORMATION and never leaked he kept secret and yet leaked Rihanna album Tidal did dirty work. God is good Rihanna her album survived and his wife no where to been seen on the Charts #FLOPTIDAL

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) July 30, 2016


    • HailLegendBeysus July 30, 2016

      Lmao! The excuses for fRih flopping. I suppose Jay Sabotaged her AntiSold Tour Tickets as well hahaha!!!!

      • Surprise..(DEC 2013) July 30, 2016


  5. RihNavy July 30, 2016


    • Danzou July 30, 2016

      Your walls are a mess h**

  6. East African girl July 30, 2016

    JZ and Beyonce playing the black card just to gain their pocket and it’s sad black people will eat up their lies.JZ all he want is his FLOP wife to be the top, Rihanna if you reading this LEAVE ROCNATION what they did your album was dirty #FLOPTIDAL

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) July 30, 2016

      LOL…and what game if FRIH playing…because i am sure u know JAY-Z and Beyonce are not the only owners of TIDAL…as opposed to accusing them of s*** u don’t know how about u make sure FRIH is able to sell out an arena in the US..DESPITE HER STREAMING ASSISTED HITS THIS YEAR.

    • wrosy3 July 30, 2016

      I agree she is making it on her own she do not need roc nation at this point tidal artist need apple more than they need tidal Kanye is a schezophrenic fool please go away take diaper b*** with you the sad thing with Kanye he riding for bey and Jay look how they did him by not showing up to his wedding Beyonce will rather take Taylor Swift side stay far away from his ride or die mentality toward’s the carters he is such a fool

  7. RihNavy July 30, 2016

    But more importantly. July is almost over. Where is Frank Ocean’s album, because…

    • Danzou July 30, 2016

      That picture also had November in the dates. He never said July.

      • RihNavy July 30, 2016

        Why are you in my reply box for one? I don’t like you. And two, if you were able to read you’d see that the PREVIOUS ALLEGED dates were ALL crossed out. JULY was NOT.

      • Danzou July 30, 2016

        The NOVEMBER date was not crossed out you ignorant h**. THAT’S what I’m trying to tell yo stankin ass.

  8. East African girl July 30, 2016

    Hey big ladies the world it’s not stupid Beyonce not selling out Stadium or Arena all you need to check how much money she made last year comparing to This foreign girl Rihanna Made more money than her she was not even had album last year coz her brand name and she is more marketable than this old beyonce who is not even likable now she’s using BLACK LIVES MATTER CARD.#FLOPTIDAL

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) July 30, 2016

      LOL…just wait till next year. I remember how Beyonce made the same amount in 2012 on forbes and remember what happened the next year. BEY was not active until this year…p.s they only counted 19 dates of the formation tour while RIH has 40 dates in the counting period of forbes and she had a bunch of endorsement too.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) July 30, 2016

      U do realise FRIH had been active since four five seconds came out last year, she had the HOME MOVIE, AND A BUNCH OF ENDORSEMENT. Bey was not active until feb this year. P.S remember when Bey made 53 million in 2013 and in 2014 she doubled that amount…..lol

    • MsYonce July 30, 2016

      Beyonce is selling out stadium Rihanna is the one not selling out girl…

      • Surprise..(DEC 2013) July 30, 2016


  9. MsYonce July 30, 2016

    Messsss ?????

  10. East African girl July 30, 2016

    DAMN how BLACK LIVES couldn’t help Beyonce to sell her GLOBE TOUR and thought #FORMATION will help that stadium half was empty and now she will be back her tour in Home and i hope black people help her out this time she really need saving and moral support her career it’s almost over #floptidal

    • Ayyseify July 30, 2016

      Girl, WHAT?!

  11. Danzou July 30, 2016

    Tidal is doing just fine. The problem is they white people are too political over music and THAT’S what kanye is talking about. I get so annoyed when TGJ posts hip hop articles because none of you know anything. Jay Z gave part ownership to soooo many artists because, politically, YouTube, Spotify,iHeart Radio, etc.were all doing the same thing and NOT paying the artists as much as Tidal is paying their artists. When the powers that be found out about this they trashed Tidal in the media but then they all turned right around and did the EXACT same thing as Tidal(YouTube Red for example)

  12. MsYonce July 30, 2016

    Every since he married Kim he’s been a mess

  13. East African girl July 30, 2016

    MY NAME IS NOT MSYONCE OR RIHANNA all i’m saying Beyonce her #FORMATION fiction story and BLM did not help to sell her GLOBE TOUR,but i’m sure she can do home that’s why she’s adding more shows home #factsonly

  14. Annalise July 30, 2016

    So I just got back on Apple Music, after having Tidal for 3 months (I literally only got it for Beyonce’s 6th Album because I knew it would be an exclusive for a short amount of time).

    Honestly, I prefer Tidal. Even without a Hi-Fi streaming subscription, the download/streaming time is so much faster than Apple Music (even though Apple music has a bigger database of music). It’s a lot easier to store the music on my devices + theres some stupid glitch on AM where you can lose all your music if you turn your iCloud off. The only thing Apple Music has over Tidal is that it has ITunes to fall back on, plus the layout of the music library is alot cleaner and sleeker than Tidals. Why not just merge the two and have the best of both.

    • Jordin July 31, 2016

      Hi jay z!

  15. Annalise July 30, 2016

    Marketing Tidal as being like a charity for musicians was where they really F’ed up. If I think a musician put out an outstanding body of work, then I am going to buy a physical copy regardless of whether I stream it. Why should I give a flying f*** if they profit more from Tidal than any other streaming platform? They are already filfthy stinking rich!

    Other than that, I do prefer Tidal to AM. I may try Spotify so that I can get a comparison too

  16. Mark111 July 30, 2016

    The most subscription Tidal has gotten was when Anti and Life Of Dillldo dropped. After my 60 day trial was up from Rihanna and Samsung gifting me Anti, I went right back to Spotify. Only because they had a 3 months for the price of one. That’s how competition works. Glad Rihanna left that mess alone. They tried and it didn’t work, end of it.
    Apple needs Tidal because of the technology. Samsung should buy it, but it’ll be the same story, lack of subscribers.
    If anyone is the blame for Anti leaking, it’s Roc Nation. If Rihanna was smart, she would leave that P1ss pot and leave the Carters with yet another failed company under their belt. Don’t forget that Def Jam got rid of Jay and the ONLY good thing he did while there was signed Rihanna. The camel’s just isn’t as business savey as he portrays to his dumb rap public. And save the support Black business BS. The Carters were hiding in silent until he got owned for blaming Blacks for not buying into Tidal. When we called him out on the lack of support, it was only THEN when information about him donating to the cause. Just like any Whites, they were silent, scared of the backlash and wanted to protect their image and money like the rest of them.

    • HailLegendBeysus July 30, 2016

      Hmmmm. Forbes seems to think otherwise LOLOL!!!
      “Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was in talks to buy Jay Z’s Tidal music streaming service. Precise numbers and timelines are unclear at this point, and representatives for both Jay Z and Tidal didn’t respond to FORBES’ request for comment. But if a deal does go through, Jay Z can thank Beyonce, Kanye West and Prince.” —Forbes

      • Mark111 July 30, 2016

        That didn’t take away from my comment of Tidal having the most subscribers during Anti and Life. That’s a fact. Nice lil deflection tho.

      • HailLegendBeysus July 30, 2016

        Lol there was no deflection. If Canti brang in the most Im sure Forbes and countless other media outlets would made sure to have mentioned it. But all receipts show is Kanye brang the most activity to Tidal #FACTS

      • Mark111 /.\ July 30, 2016

        A chart of the number of time Tidal was googled has NOTHING to do with the number of subscribers. And you posted this before and i checked you then. You gonna call The Verge ghetto, but then bring that chart of a google search or the term Tidal? I’m done with you, you’re too dumb.

      • HailLegendBeysus July 30, 2016

        Lmao Kanye brang the most traffic to Tidal fact! Beyoncé and Prince gave Tidal their most successful month to date! Beyonce also brang in 1.2m Tidal subscriber’s and fRih brought in 1m (with a 3 month fRih deal ?).
        Also nothing you’ve posted gave CONCRETE EVIDENCE that fRihanna brought in the most Traffic.

    • Keri Qween July 30, 2016

      Tidal sucks. I downloaded for ANTI and when the subscription was up I too went back to Spotify. Tidal doesn’t offer me anything new to leave Spotify.

  17. Barb B**** July 30, 2016

    Lmao the clocking the G**** have been getting in these last few posts tho

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  19. well well July 31, 2016

    kanye running out of money? what is this rant about? no matter if it’s it sold or not it’s just streaming money what your music is. or not?!?

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