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 new 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). OK we know he said “album” before and that this is merely “track,” but come on—the intent was clear. He said nowhere else before—and now it is elsewhere! It’s a small infraction that only jerks like us would point out as hypocrisy—we’ll see what Tidal execs say about the matter. It only serves to add to the chaos surrounding Pablo’s long, sluggish, and strangely iterative release.
You have no one to blame but yourself, Kanye.
Everyone has made mistakes. I just make them in public.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 22, 2016
But I guess you get that.