The Tidal that we know and a small handful of people love has been around for a little over a year, and it’s kind of been a never-ending mess for Jay Z. Beyonce’s husband tried really hard to convince people his music streaming service wasn’t a total failure, but it’s hard when a bunch of people are getting fired and sued and nosy-ass bitches are showing everyone the receipts. Jay Z has never he wanted to sell Tidal. After all, his wife is still releasing music on it. But it sounds like someone is interested in buying, and that person is Apple.
According to The Wall Street Journal (via New York Post), Apple is reportedly in talks to purchase Tidal. And not because it’s a groundbreaking platform or whatever reason you’d buy Tidal. No, they want Tidal for their big-name artists, like Kanye West and Madonna, and also to chafe at Spotify’s ass a little. Who knew Apple were such bitter bitches? Apple is currently fighting with Spotify over subscribers, and I guess they’re hoping that buying Tidal will make them the more popular table in the lunchroom or something.
So far, the talks are just in the preliminary stages, and nothing serious has happened. Jay Z reportedly purchased Tidal for $56 million, so it’s anyone’s guess as to what Apple will pay. Of course, Tidal wants you to know that Apple isn’t kicking Tidal’s tires and checking the list price online. A spokesperson for Tidal denies that Apple and Tidal are talking.
Apple is the 12 richest company in the world. If they really wanted to buy Tidal, I doubt Jay Z would stop them. After all, mama could always use a new collection of custom-made bodysuits. But if they do buy Tidal, everyone at Apple better have some earplugs handy for when their cheer squad captain Taylor Swift finds out her on-again/off-again frenemy Kanye West has been assigned to the same homeroom as her.