Kanye Deleted All of His TIDAL Tweets The Second It Tanked

Led by Jay Z, some of the music industry’s top artists have set out on a mission to shame their fans into buying an over-priced music streaming service, because something about changing the world. That’s the most I could glean from Alicia Keys’ rambling speech at the TIDAL launch a few weeks ago that was like watching Donald Trump step off a yacht then ask the crew if they could spot him cash for a cab. The idea behind TIDAL is that it’s owned by artists, granting them a larger portion of the revenue for which the fans, in exchange, get exclusive tracks and higher quality audio. The whole premise is built on the inference that Spotify and Pandora are ripping artists off, which is why I now can’t stop smiling as I type the following: HOLY ARROGANT ANUS-SNIFF DID THAT EVER BACKFIRE!! Via BGR:

To make matters worse for Tidal, its main rivals are now surging. On April 20th, Pandora and Spotify occupied positions No. 3 and No. 4 on the U.S. iPhone revenue chart, respectively. This was the first time two music streaming services have hit the top 4 in sales simultaneously. In order to achieve the feat, Pandora and Spotify had to push Candy Crush Saga out of U.S. iPhone top 4 revenue chart, which is a remarkable achievement.

Jay Z and Beyonce live in a rarefied enough bubble that I believe they’d expect people would choose to pay them for something they can already get for free elsewhere, but Kanye West? He married the physical embodiment of whoring oneself for cash and should know better. You either marry the cow or you have to buy its butt milk directly from Farmer Satan and I have no idea how that analogy will lead to the fact that he’s already baling on this shit, so here’s another link: Via Complex:

Ye, who appears in the multiple commercials for the service and stood on stage next to Jay during the weird press conference, has erased any mention of the company on his Twitter feed.

That’s right guys, Ye (vomits blood into bucket) done threw Bey and Jay (heaves lung, I’m pretty sure that was a full lung, into bucket) under the bus!! Seriously, if you can’t see the parallel between what’s happening here and how the Kardashians cut Rob loose after his refusal to minimize costs with his sock line by switching from cotton to Khloe’s back hair, then your life still has meaning. What is it like to talk to people about real things? Do they tell stories about their children and vacations? I’ll take the weather at this point. “S’posed to rain later today.” *cries happy tears* “Yes, Mr. Mailman, I also have been following the latest predict- *grabs collar* MILEY CYRUS’ NIPPLES!”

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Tags: Jay Z, Kanye West