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Kanye West’s most recent album was a Tidal exclusive, which meant it was available for streaming on Tidal for over a month before it was available on Apple Music.
Now it sounds like Kanye wanted it to be on Apple Music the whole time.
In a series of tweets posted on Saturday, Kanye West asked Apple CEO Tim Cook for a meeting, saying, “Apple give Jay his check for Tidal now and stop tying to act like you Steve [Jobs],” and, “this Tidal Apple beef is f—— up the music game.”
Apple has been rumored to be interested in buying Tidal, especially for access to exclusive album releases like Kanye’s.
Here are his tweets:
Kanye West is likely referring to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Tidal investor Jay-Z, Apple Music exec Jimmy Iovine, Apple Music exec Larry Jackson, Apple Music-aligned rapper Drake, and music mogul Scooter Braun.
In case Kanye West deletes his tweets, this is what he wrote:
“This Tidal Apple beef is f——- up the music game. I need Tim Cook Jay Z Dez Jimmy Larry me and Drake Scooter on the phone or in a room this week!!! F— all this dick swinging contest. We all gon be dead in 100 Years. Let the kids have the music. Apple give Jay his check for Tidal now and stop tying to act like you Steve.”
Scooter Braun and Larry Jackson have room in their schedules: