Kanye West Tells Apple CEO Tim Cook to Give Jay Z ‘His Check for Tidal Now’

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Kanye West demanded that Apple CEO Tim Cook make a deal with Jay Z for Tidal in typical Kanye West fashion — a series of tweets that he rattled off on Saturday.

“Apple give Jay his check for Tidal now and stop trying to act like you Steve [Jobs],” Kanye wrote.

The tweets confirm earlier reports that Apple is in negotiations to acquire Tidal, the streaming service owned by Jay Z. By the sound of it, the negotiations have hit some roadblocks.

“This Tidal Apple beef is f—king up the music game,” Kanye wrote. “I need Tim Cook Jay Z Dez Jimmy Larry me and Drake Scooter on the phone or in a room this week!!!”

The musician has made appeals to the Silicon Valley elite over Twitter in the past to no apparent avail. Still, he wrote, “F—k all this d—k swinging contest. We all gon be dead in 100 Years. Let the kids have the music.”

Since its launch, Tidal has gone through three different CEOS, and in March, the company booted its COO and CFO as well. Apple is no stranger to flashy acquisitions having acquired Dr. Dre-backed Beats Electronics just over two years ago for $3 billion.

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  1. What Cook really wants is the Prince Catalogue, but Tyka is not going to sell it. Not even for the Jay Z’s 40 million he offered a few weeks ago.

  2. ktsupermusic says:

    I think apple are not mad like that

  3. Telling the truth says:

    His buddy Jay-Z screwed this up and he wants corporate america to bail him out. Screw him. If toucans build a business that can stand on its own 2 feet, you don’t deserve the big pay day

  4. Occultology says:

    Kanye West is the Billion Dollar Mouth with the Ten Cent Brain.

  5. Rudy Mario says:

    What would it take to shut up this creep for good?

  6. eddie willers says:

    Why would Apple want a lousy service with lousy artists?

  7. Jimmy Green says:

    ANYTHING endorsed by ahole Kanye is more than enough reason to run like hell from it. Cook owes it to Apple stockholders to shut this worthless deal down NOW !!!!

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  8. norman bishop says:

    Sadly, the deal may come to pass. After all, Mr Cook stupidly paid billions for Beats.

    Mediocrity reigns supreme.

  9. Bryan_Mills_ says:

    Tim Cook is 50% more famous than Kanye and 50% more famous than Jay Z. I am sorry they don’t make enough money to buy a country yet, but try coming back down to earth one day.

  10. Jim says:

    The musician has made appeals to the Silicon Valley elite over Twitter in the past to no apparent avail. Still, he wrote, “F—k all this d—k swinging contest. We all gon be dead in 100 Years. Let the kids have the music.”

    And his mother was an English teacher.

  11. Ted Brewster says:

    Kanye needs to publish a photo of himself in bed with a naked Tim Cook & see how that turns out for him.

  12. Jim says:

    Wow. It’s a threat.

    And: “Apple give Jay his check for Tidal now and stop trying to act like you Steve.”

    “You Steve?” “YOU’RE STEVE!” STUPID!

  13. Mark says:

    Screw this petty brat.

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