UPDATE: Kanye West tweeted about Tidal again.
EARLIER: Kanye West had nothing but support for his buddy Jay Z’s relaunch of the music streaming service Tidal back in March. He was even one of many artists who had a 3 percent stake in the company. But anyone looking for West’s social media postings about Tidal is now out of luck.
West had been among the artists to promote the launch by changing his avatar to a picture of the Tidal logo. He also posted this tweet on March 30, the day of the launch: “Together, we can turn the tide and make music history. Start by turning your profile picture blue. #TIDALforALL.”
West’s mentions of Tidal, however, have since been deleted. His avatar is now a picture of the My Beautiful Dark Twist Fantasy cover art.
Despite the lost tweets, West has sort of remained a public supporter of Tidal. In an interview with PAPER, West defended his appearance at the relauch.
I heard a comment — a joke — about the Tidal press conference being an Illuminati moment. If there was actually an Illuminati, it would be more like the energy companies. Not celebrities that gave their life to music and who are pinpointed as decoys for people who really run the world. I’m tired of people pinpointing musicians as the Illuminati. That’s ridiculous. We don’t run anything; we’re celebrities. We’re the face of brands. We have to compromise what we say in lyrics so we don’t lose money on a contract. Madonna is in her 50s and gave everything she had to go up on an award show and get choked by her cape. She’s judged for who she adopts. F–k all of this sensationalism. We gave you our lives. We gave you our hearts. We gave you our opinions!
Jay Z bought Tidal for $56 million in January, and relaunched it with the support of artists like Madonna, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Daft Punk, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, Jack White, J. Cole, Jason Aldean, Kanye West, Deadmau5, Nicki Minaj, Usher and Rihanna.