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Jay Z lashes out at Tidal critics

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Jay Z is telling all and sundry he is tired of taking a bashing for his fledgling company Tidal. He had chosen an effective way to get back at his detractors -through what he knew how to do best – rap music. He is fighting back!

The music mogul seized the opportunity while performing for Tidal subscribers at a private show in New York to clarify certain issues concerning Tidal, and also tongue-lash critics.

He gave it to those saying Tidal is too expensive, calling them hypocrites who never complained about spending money on iPhones and Nikes but yap about topping off Jay Z’s 4520 million:

“Oh, n***as are skeptical ’cause they own shit – You bought nine iPhones and Steve Jobs is rich, Phil Knight worth trillions you still bought those kicks,’ he said, before rounding on enemy number one: ‘Spotify is 9 billion they ain’t saying sh*t ‘.

Jay Z also took out time to lampoon top online businesses like Google and Youtube for underpaying artistes but turn around to call him the bad guy. He lashed out at Tidal’s main competition, Spotify and others.

“pay you a tenth of what you supposed to get,” He said of Youtube and Google. “You know n***as die for equal pay right? You know when I work I ain’t your slave right?” he rapped.

In fact it was Jay Z’s lashing out day, for he also sliced into Jimmy Lovine, Beat’s co-founder. Remember the guy was previously accused of luring artistes away from Tidal.

Tidal currently has more than 25 million songs and 75,000 music videos in its library. It is the first artist-owned platform for music and video and the service aims to compete directly with Spotify and Apple’s music service, headed by Dr Dre.

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