Kanye West has spoken out about the competition between the streaming services.
The rise of Tidal and Apple Music streaming services over the last year has seen the two giants battling for subscribers, with major releases like Rihanna's ANTI and Drake's View From The 6 being held exclusively within their respective catalogues. While the tension between the two companies has been pretty visible throughout 2016, Kanye West, a co-owner of Tidal, and close friend of the company's head, Jay Z, has taken to Twitter to with some candid remarks, calling for the companies to end their "beef".
This Tidal Apple beef is fucking up the music game.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 30, 2016
I need Tim Cook Jay Z Dez Jimmy Larry me and Drake Scooter on the phone or in a room this week!!!— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 30, 2016
Fuck all this dick swinging contest. We all gon be dead in 100 Years. Let the kids have the music.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 30, 2016
Closing his comments, Kanye asks Apple to give Jay his "check" for Tidal, which once again brings up the rumor that Apple was once in talks to acquire Jay's streaming service. The exclusive releases between the two companies has come at the expense of listeners, as Ye points out, "Let the kids have the music." Will his tweets have any affect on the business models between the two companies?
Apple give Jay his check for Tidal now and stop trying to act like you Steve.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 30, 2016