Kanye West Deletes His Tweets About Jay Z's Tidal, Writes New Post in Support Hours Later
By Alex Ungerman
UPDATE: Late Wednesday evening, hours after he deleted a slew of tweets about Jay Z's Tidal, Kanye West wrote a new post on Twitter showing his support for the service. The original story is below the tweet.
The 37-year-old rapper has changed his Twitter profile picture back to a My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy avatar from the bright blue Tidal square, and removed all mentions of the streaming service on his Twitter page.
Kanye kiiiiind of defended Tidal in his new cover story for Paper Magazine, but mostly just wrote about how it's not an Illuminati cover-up.
"I heard a comment -- a joke -- about the Tidal press conference being an Illuminati moment," said Kanye. "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."
Either way, things are looking pretty rough for Tidal, which has fallen out of the top 700 on the iPhone apps chart, just as rival Spotify is surging, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Unlike Spotify, Tidal does not have a free alternative for its service.