Jay Z Completely Forgot About Tidal, That Streaming Service He Owns

LOS ANGELES CA - OCTOBER 14: Rap mogul Jay Z departs United States District Court after testifying in a copyright lawsuit on October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Jay Z and Timbaland are being accused of violating the copyright to Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi's 1957 song "Khosara Khosara" by allegedly misusing the music to create Jay Z's song "Big Pimpin."  (Photo by Kevork S. Djansezian/Getty Images)

Jay Z Completely Forgot About Tidal, That Streaming Service He Owns

Hov is doing too much.

Published October 16, 2015

Tidal’s release and subsequent reviews were, well, rough. So rough that the streaming service’s owner may’ve forgotten all about it.

In the midst of a trial in which Jay Z and Timbaland are accused of not clearing Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi’s sample used in “Big Pimpin,’” Hova was asked what he does for a living… And left out music streaming service owner.

"I make music, I'm a rapper, I’ve got a clothing line, I run a label, a media label called Roc Nation, with a sports agency, music publishing and management. Restaurants and nightclubs,” he listed off, according to The Huffington Post. “I think that about covers it."

Jay’s lawyer, who seems to be more invested in Tidal than Mr. Carter is at this point, then followed up and asked whether he also owned a streaming service.

“Yeah, yeah. Forgot about that.”

It’s OK, Jay. We understand.

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(Photo: Kevork S. Djansezian/Getty Images)

Written by Paul Meara


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