“Rapper Kanye West in a minor tweet storm on Saturday called on Apple to purchase Apple Music competitor Tidal, saying he wants to put an end to the ‘beef’ between the two streaming music providers,” AppleInsider reports.
“West said Apple’s rivalry with Tidal is a detriment to the music industry, and he’s calling on executives from both companies to come together to discuss sale terms,” AppleInsider reports. “Specifically, he wants to meet with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine, Apple Music Larry Jackson and Tidal owner Jay-Z — as well as Drake, for some reason — this week.”
“‘F— all this dick swinging contest. We all gon [sic] be dead in 100 Years. Let the kids have the music,’ West said. In an apparent reference to late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, he added, “Apple give Jay his check for Tidal now and stop trying to act like you Steve,” AppleInsider reports. “While he failed to elaborate, West is likely referring to negotiations related to a potential Tidal acquisition.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The kids already have their music, thanks to Apple Music. Jay-Z will get his check as soon as he realizes it won’t be anywhere remotely close to the $3 billion that Iovine and Dre got for Beats, which came with a billion-dollar brand and headphones business.
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