Kanye West Tidal: Rapper tweets you can only get The Life of Pablo on Tidal
Kanye West tweeted frequently before and after the release of his seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo, early Sunday morning, addressing multiple topics — including why he says he needs outside funding for his creative endeavors. In a series of tweets on Monday night, he provided additional information concerning Pablo‘s confusing release.
“My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal,” West wrote. “Please to all my friends fans and music lovers. Sign up to Tidal now.” West’s interpretation of “for sale” wasn’t immediately clear; the initial options to buy a Pablo download through TIDAL and Kanye West’s own website have been removed, but he could also be referencing an eventual physical release. A rep for Tidal did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.
For fans who have already obtained Pablo, West offered another reason to join the nascent streaming service. “Also all Good Fridays songs will be on Tidal,” he added. “Me and Kendrick got 40 songs and me and Young Thug got 40 songs. 40/40 club!!!” Kendrick Lamar and Young Thug both appeared on Pablo.
TIDAL has recently boasted prominent exclusives, including Rihanna’s eighth studio album Anti, Beyoncé’s “Formation” music video, and a stream of West’s high-profile Yeezy Season 3 event that took place at Madison Square Garden last week.