Let’s not beat around the bush here: As interesting an idea as Jay-Z’s new streaming service Tidal may turn out to be in the future, the launch announcement was about as awkward and desperate as these things come. Regardless of good intentions, the press conference came off as already successful artists (Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Jack White, Daft Punk, etc) asking for even more money.
But Hova himself took to Twitter earlier today (April 26) in an attempt to plead his case and adjust both the industry’s and the public’s expectations. If everything that Tidal has coming down the pike is true, then maybe our public flaying of the service might have been a bit premature. Check out his tirade below.
Update: 11:03 p.m. Twitter is clapping back at Hova’s “stream of consciousness” and the results aren’t pretty. This explanation might’ve been too little, too late?