Remember that Tidal subscription you got to listen to Kanye’s new album The Life of Pablo? Turns out not all of that Mr West’s definition of “exclusive” is somewhat looser than most.
My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
A track from the album, “Famous”, is now up on Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play (although it is a slightly altered version with one small lyrical change). He said it would never be for sale, then it was briefly for sale on his website. He said it would only be on Tidal, and now it is on services which are decidedly not Tidal!
Since the chaos surrounding Pablo‘s long, sluggish and strangely iterative release led an estimated 500,000 fans to just steal the damn thing instead of figuring out where they could or couldn’t buy it, we’d imagine only the Tidal execs are upset about this infraction.
Everyone has made mistakes. I just make them in public.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 22, 2016
But I guess you get that.