Jay-Z Smear Campaign Fuelled By Botched Beyonce Deal?

Published: Thursday 10th May 2018 by David

Efforts to sully Jay-Z and his streaming service TIDAL may, according to sources close to the rapper, may be powered by drama surrounding a botched Beyonce deal.

Hard at work on a documentary being shot to honour the life and death of Trayvon Martin, the rapper woke up yesterday to news that his streaming service TIDAL had scammed its investors and short-changed artists by inflating streaming figures by two of his more notable peers.

Stunned, his pals have now revealed that they have good reason to believe that he is being targeted by forces enraged by Beyonce’s loyalty to him.

They posit…

Jay believes the wave of bad press his company, Tidal, gets in the press is being pushed by rivals in the streaming arena who are angry with him over the loss of a potential Beyonce deal.Beyonce was offered a large deal by Apple Music in 2013 which would have given them ownership of her music and exclusive rights to its streams. She turned it down and re-signed with Sony but went on to give Tidal exclusive rights to her latest album, Lemonade, which can only be streamed on Tidal.

TIDAL’s rep had this to say in response to the scandal…

This is a smear campaign from a publication that once referred to our employee as an “Israeli Intelligence officer” and our owner as a “crack dealer.” We expect nothing less from them than this ridiculous story, lies and falsehoods. The information was stolen and manipulated and we will fight these claims vigorously.

Hit this link to learn more.


‘Lemonade’ sold 485,000 pure units in its opening week.

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  1. BY Felicia May 10, 2018

    So deluded, Beyoncé ain’t doing numbers like that, this is the most desperate deflection yet

    • Jasmine May 10, 2018

      I agree. Where is an actual response from Tidal providing evidence to refute the claims??????????? Oh there is none because Tidal is lying and deflecting. Isn’t Tidal a publicly traded company? I wonder what the FTC has to say about this.

    • ??? May 10, 2018

      Lemonade sold 485k in pure copies. And With streaming her 653k. You mean to tell me she ONLY falsified 170k in streams. B*******, if they were going to lie about streams I’m sure they wouldve done more.

      • Jasmine May 10, 2018

        This is bigger than Bey. Did you read the article?

      • ??? May 10, 2018

        lmao um no bug, they’re talking TOTAL streams, not the first week. roach is a thief, stop trying to lie for her lmfaooooo

  2. May 10, 2018

    I know they are full of it sometimes, but I do believe him.

  3. Erica May 10, 2018

    yall trying to help spend this story she not a streaming force why would apple waste their time when the get drake, the weekend, J cole etc beyonce is not the tea

  4. You know it May 10, 2018

    Oh please the cat is already out of the bag. TIDAL was doing shady shiiit to make Beyoncé’s numbers seem are larger than they actually were. You can make multiple posts all you want, but they have been exposed. Of course they are going to deny any wrong doing. She’s definitely a touring force, but a major seller or streamer she is not! None of that takes away from her being as talented as she is. It’s ok to not be number 1 in everything, but once you start to cheat, it makes you look like a sore loser and extremely insecure.

    • S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. May 10, 2018

      @You…- I agree.

    • arjun May 10, 2018

      Amen to thatt
      Wher is ur church preach the truth

    • Darius C May 10, 2018

      Agree she not no selling force glad it’s been discovered

  5. ??? May 10, 2018

    lmao keep your lies roaches, camel and his pet roach are FRAUDS and everybody knows it lmfaoooo

  6. Haha May 10, 2018

    Beyonce is a well known thief in the music industry. This is not surprising.

  7. Alex May 10, 2018

    How is she not a streaming force when she is the FIRST woman to have three albums accumulate over 1 billion streams on Spotify, even though Lemonade isn’t on there? If Beyoncé had lemonade on all platforms, it would be a wrap! She is really saving your faves and being nice! Y’all pray on her downfall so much, but she keeps getting bigger!!! Hating ass h***!! Lmao!!

    • ??? May 10, 2018

      lmao because she LIES about her streams bug, stop trying to defend roach, shes a well known THIEF no matter how far you roaches keep your heads buried up her lying ass lmfaoooooo

      • Alex May 10, 2018

        @??? Shut yo welfare receiving ass up!! Mama should’ve left u and the rest of the jealous m************ as a n** stain on the sheets!

  8. Gurlwepa89 May 10, 2018

    Bey can never open as big as Taylor or Adele.

    • Alex May 10, 2018

      @Gurlwepa whose sold more records overall and is consistently #1 on the Forbes list though?? *patiently waits*

      • You know it May 10, 2018

        No need to wait, Adele has sold more off her 3 albums compared to Bey’s 6…Ok go back to asss kissing.

      • Alex May 10, 2018

        @youdontknowshit She definitely has not sold more OVERALL, so do your research. Now when has Adele topped a Forbes list??? Those two diamond albums she has and still ain’t making no money?? Embarrassing! Lmao!!

      • ??? May 10, 2018

        lmao stop lying bug, you know damn well adele outsold roach’s lying ass OVERALL with 3 ALBUMS within a matter of WEEKS lmfaooooooo

  9. Keith May 10, 2018

    I believe the “truth” is in the middle. The comapny inflated but the only reason people cared enough to campaign was because they didnt get the “big fish” (Beyonce). Im sure there is dirt among the other companies as well…this is an example of the petty politics that people talk about. But make no mistake, TIDAL’s hands arent clean…

  10. DanYiel Iman May 10, 2018

    Beyoncé is where a lot of these artists wanna be!!

    • ??? May 10, 2018

      lmaoooo a thief that cant sell 2 million so she has to lie about her streams? yeah all artist wanna be like that lmfaooooooo

  11. B2B May 10, 2018

    Y’all try so hard to discredit her!! She not a streaming force? WHAT!!!! The same person opening with 400k+. PURE sales ain’t a streaming force? You do realize Spotify recognizes her power as a streaming for? Check out the top female artist in USA map Spotify made! Y’all go play in traffic now. If tidal really did this Nelson would band their numbers. I do apologize for the confusion, but Black people don’t get away with stuff Like this…… All this conversation, what Bey up to?

    • Alex May 10, 2018

      @b2b exactly!!! They can continue to stay MAD!! Bey WILL ALWAYS be the reigning Queen!!

    • ??? May 10, 2018

      lmao no roaches, taylor & adele are streaming forces. roach is a fraud who has to lie about her streams in order to stay relevant. keep deluding yourselves lmfaooooo

  12. B2B May 10, 2018

    Secondly, I believe this article. When BEYONCE dropped album lost its freaking top. That album was and still is monumental to the current music industry. 1 million downloads in a week. No streams. No bots. I hate that people act like she ain’t it. Black girl from Texas, killing it. Foot firmly placed on neck.

    • ??? May 10, 2018

      lmao girl sit down, nobody remembers that album since drake taylor and adele all outsold that roach within hours and weeks. looks like its roach’s neck firmly placed under that foot lmfaooooo

  13. Gom May 10, 2018

    Well Jay-Z did sell crack and he did pump out girls. He used that $$$ to make demo and the rest is history.

  14. Felicia May 10, 2018

    Beyoncé is a hack poor Kelly to have had to lift this scum up to the limelight at the expense of her own self esteem, she is the reigning queen of smoke and mirrors and imbecilic people

  15. ??? May 10, 2018

    lmao all these seething desperate roaches mad cuz their fraud queen is being exposed lmfaoooooooo

  16. xedos May 10, 2018

    why would the owner lie about high number of streams when that means he would have to pay out more money to artist and why pay out more money if you don’t have to.?

  17. xedos May 10, 2018

    Apple doing the same thing to Tidal that they did to Blackberry. Get a few journalist to write bad articles about tidal. From the day Jay Z bought this company certain group of journalist hasn’t stop with the bad press. Hits Daily Double is one of them.these same writer did not write one bad line about apple streaming service.

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