Unlikely Hero: Kanye West Is Ready To Fix The Apple Vs. Tidal Beef That's Ruining Music

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28:  (L-R) adidas CMO Eric Liedtke and Kanye West at Milk Studios on June 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. adidas and Kanye West announce the future of their partnership: adidas + KANYE WEST.  (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for ADIDAS)

Unlikely Hero: Kanye West Is Ready To Fix The Apple Vs. Tidal Beef That's Ruining Music

"Let the kids have their music."

Published July 30, 2016

In true Kanye West form, the rapper has taken to Twitter to air some grievances he feels are ruining music. 

Addressing possibly the elephant in the room, West writes he thinks the competition (i.e. beef) between Tidal and Apple is “f***ing up the music game.” While he may be onto something there, he also posed a suggestion to resolve these issues, asking for a meeting or a phone call with some of the streaming industry leaders, including Apple executives Tim CookJimmy Iovine and Larry Jackson.

“F**k all this dick swinging contest,” he posted on Twitter. “We all gon be dead in 100 Years. Let the kids have the music.”

Continuing on in his rant, he calls for a meeting between the aforementioned Apple execs, asking for them to meet with himself, Jay ZDrake and manager Scooter Braun to talk about his frustrations with the streaming services.

He also poses a suggestion while also calling out the former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, offering, “Apple give Jay his check for Tidal now and stop trying to act like you Steve.”

Earlier this summer, it was reported that Apple is interested in possibly acquiring its competition, Tidal, and West is sharing he’s more than here for that, asking for everyone to cut to the chase and sign some checks. Maybe 'Ye has the push and clout to make that alleged business deal actually go down.

Check out his tweets on the subject below.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for ADIDAS)


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