By Amanda Wicks
If Kanye West’s recent Twitter rant about the possibility of Apple purchasing Jay Z’s streaming platform TIDAL (of which West is part shareholder) seems like he’s only concerned about listeners, one rapper is calling BS. Kid Cudi tweeted on Sunday (July 31) how West’s reaction isn’t about making the music TIDAL streams available to Apple’s users. It’s all about the big payoff.
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It all started on Saturday when West tweeted his aggravation over talks between Apple and TIDAL (via Billboard). Without going into specifics, he claimed there was drama taking taking place and he was tired of it. “F— all this d— swinging contest. We all gon be dead in 100 Years. Let the kids have the music,” West wrote.
Cudi protested. Citing a tweet West wrote about getting the major heads of Apple and TIDAL together for a talk, Cudi responded, “This is why the game is f—– up.” He followed it up with another tweet: “All this s— is wack. Bunch of rich guys on a power trip. This s— aint about music. Never has. The rich just wanna get richer. Spare me.”
It’s not the first time Cudi has been vocal about an issue that many in hip-hop might typically remain silent about. The socially conscious rapper has already spoken up about ways hip-hop can better support the LGBT community.
The art is lost—
The Chosen One (@KidCudi) July 31, 2016