Kanye West: 'The Life Of Pablo' Will Never Be On Apple And Will Never Be For Sale
Don't expect to find Kanye West's latest album -- "The Life Of Pablo" -- on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iTunes or at your local Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) store. The enigmatic artist has gone on several Tweet storms lately, the latest coming on Monday night.
"My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale... You can only get it on Tidal," he Tweeted.
West's seventh solo studio album was released on Saturday, the same night West performed on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." Before his performance, West tweeted, "I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt... Please pray we overcome... This is my true heart."
Tidal is the streaming music service "that combines lossless audio and high definition music videos with curated editorial." Jay Z became part-owner of the service in 2015, and the subscription-based platform is known to pay higher royalties to artists than its competitors (particularly, Spotify).
On Sunday, West Tweeted that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg should invest $1 billion in his ideas because "he is the greatest living artist and the greatest artist of all time." He soon called for help from Larry Page (Google co-founder and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) CEO) and all the "dudes in San Fran play rap music in your homes but never help the real artists."
TMZ said West's net worth is often estimated somewhere north of $100 million, a total that doesn't include wife Kim Kardashian's income.
Whether Kanye West is actually in debt or not, no one really can say for sure right now.
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