Jay Z visits Jacob The Jeweler on his anniversary in New York City

In the face of utter and complete failure of his music streaming app, TIDAL, rapper Jay Z took to Twitter.com over the weekend to beg music fans for their help in righting a sinking ship. Jay Z also assured his Twitter followers that he and his investors are in it for the long haul.

Jay Z started off by saying "tidal is doing just fine," this despite the fact that Tidal has tumbled out of the top 700 iTunes apps.

He also accused other companies of "spending millions on a smear campaign" to sink Tidal. In other reports, iTunes has beeb blamed for delaying the approval of the app in the iTunes store.

Jigga didn't name any names but we know he's referring to Apple, Inc., which owns iTunes.

Jay Z sent out 15 tweets in all, basically begging his fans for any help they can give him in the form of cold hard cash.

Gawker.com notes that Jay Z is an infrequent Tweeter, and "a full 6% of his tweets" are about helping to save Tidal. Gawker adds, "that doesn’t exactly inspire confidence."

Jay Z's tweets are compiled below.

Tidal is doing just fine. We have over 770,000 subs. We have been in business less than one month. We are here for the long haul. Please give us a chance to grow & get better.

There are many big companies that are spending millions on a smear campaign. We are not anti-anyone, we are pro-artist and fan. We made Tidal for fans. We have more than just music. We have video, exclusive concerts, tickets for events early, live sports!

Tidal is where artists can give their fans more without the middlemen. Indie artists who want to work directly with us keep 100% of their music. “If you don’t want the CEOs all in the videos.” Tidal pays 75% royalty rate to ALL artists, writers and producers – not just the founding members on stage.

Rich getting richer? Equity values… YouTube $390 billion. Apple $760 billion. Spotify $8 billion. Tidal $60 million. My cousin just moved to Nigeria to discover new talent. Tidal is a global company. We have Tidal X – it supports artists by giving them a platform to connect with their most loyal fans. Tidal is for all.

Our actions will speak louder than words. We made Tidal to bring people the best experiences… and to help artists give that to their fans over and over again… We are human (even Daft Punk ha). We aren’t perfect – but we are determined.

Photo: Tom Meinelt/Splash News

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    :hahaha: I knew this was coming

    :popcorn:

  • The Pearl!

    Wow. I can't get over how we've seen Blue with that EXACT facial expression her deedy's wearing up yonder. Where's the "spit" emoji, cuz Blue looks like he spat her straight out.

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    pearl keeps trying to make spit fetch :rofl: :hahaha:

  • bama_n_jersey

    Didn't someone mention yesterday that we would get a post today on Tidal?

  • *Kah* Namaste! Peace! Blessing! One Love!

    Begging fans...he better walk his camel looking azz over to the ATM and save his own shyt. Can't believe these rich people asking poor people for help. Then when you see him and his wife in public they have body guards blocking you from them and you're the one spending your little pay check to make them richer. The nerve. :lol:

  • WhoDat

    Jigga MY Nigga. Where in the hell do I START. Gimme a second.

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kPI_xA1SoRg Mother Of Dragons, Shopaholic, Geek

    Watching No Good Deed... Jay Z will be alright.

  • MissHarlem

    :facepalm: dumb comments in 5,4,3,2 :lol:

  • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

    *Kah* Namaste! Peace! Blessing! One Love! says:

    Begging fans…he better walk his camel looking azz over to the ATM and save his own shyt. Can’t believe these rich people asking poor people for help. Then when you see him and his wife in public they have body guards blocking you from them and you’re the one spending your little pay check to make them richer. The nerve. :lol:
    _____________________
    :rofl: :ghost:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    no one on that show represents me or us. All of them even loose pussy lips Claudia is a fcking mess.
    _______________________
    Come though Harlem :thankyou: :hahaha:
    and Southern you killed me :ghost:

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kPI_xA1SoRg Mother Of Dragons, Shopaholic, Geek

    So Idris plays a malignant narcissist :thinking: I think I might know a few.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Chile, I done discussed this to death already. I guess I will get the rest of my work done. If I don't see yall again, yall have a good night.

    :peace:

  • DYmondgurl

    Best not be any *spit* in this post :rofl:

  • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

    mzwhang90210 says:

    I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :) says:
    No but for real i get the points both you and Whang are making.
    _______________________
    :nono:
    I am a rock..I am an isssslanddddddddd. :lol:
    My purnt ill…folks already have this preconceived notion that ALL African American women are loud..alarmingly aggressive, uncouth, gauche..etc.
    IMHO..characters like NeNe reinforce these unfortunate stereotypes.
    In laymans terms..I just don’t like NeNe’s rusty, masculine hairy arse. *spit*

  • WhoDat

    Tidal is doing just fine <<< Boy BYE. If this is how you START? We already know the damn deal. :tea:

    big companies that are spending millions on a smear campaign. << It aint trickin if you got it. Please belee that Apple? They got it. Ask Dr. Dre. If you didnt want to play with the big dogs...you shoulda kept your hat out the ring. :tea:

  • iWasteTime

    He ain't beg :no:
    He said don't play or discredit him or hate on how much they made in under a month. Or the 777, 000 paid subscribers in under a month either. Let them know how long the "popular" streaming sites took to make a profit and how he turned one in under a month.

    The post in 3 months us going to be how "Tidal went from "hanging on" to killing the game" Let that album drop on Tidal ... THU!

    Look at God... This post came and it's time for me to geaux.

    :goodnight: Roses.

  • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

    @MissH..whether you know it or nah...folks look at them shows..and pre-judge you! As they do all of us as African American women.

  • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

    If you don’t want the CEOs all in the videos.”
    _____________________
    Now u sound like Suge calling Puff out back in the day :rofl:

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kPI_xA1SoRg Mother Of Dragons, Shopaholic, Geek

    The little girl has my name!

  • MissHarlem

    TAKE I'm counting on you tomorrow :lol:

  • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

    DYmondgurl says:

    Best not be any *spit* in this post :rofl:
    ______________________-
    Sheddup!! :rofl:

  • SOTHERNGRL

    @MOD you have confirmed for me I WANT a granddoorter. That chit I read you doing for your Gran just about made me cry and I mean frfr. No jokes at all. Esp when you said she needed to bascially be worry free after all she has done. :trophy: Here you go cant say no more bout to cry.

  • DYmondgurl

    Sheddup!!
    ---------
    WANGALANG!!!! I dun tole u ma'am :mop: :lol:

  • WhoDat

    My cousin just moved to Nigeria to discover new talent. <<< Mad talent right here stateside. You trying to be fetch with this here shyt. I see you.

  • MissHarlem

    WHANG they have been pre judging us before I was born. Like my mom told me "don't let anyone define YOU but YOU" smart woman right there boy :yes: they been pre judging us and they won't stop. Every other week there is a reminder on the news of a black boy/man killed. I can't forget even if I wanted

  • WhoDat

    I'm out. Jigga done pissed me off. :peace:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :yawn:

  • MissHarlem

    However I refuse to let anyone especially those chickswho can't maintain chit but piss define who I am as a woman. I wouldn't want yall to do that either. They entertainment and I use that as such.

  • MisUnderstood

    Ion curr to read about rich folks asking poor folks to help make them richer.

    Where the SNCR at? :yahoo:

  • MissHarlem

    I don't know much or anything about tidal to care. Makes me no difference :shrug:

    Welp let me sneak on out of here :peace:

  • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

    MissHarlem says:

    However I refuse to let anyone especially those chickswho can’t maintain chit but piss define who I am as a woman. I wouldn’t want yall to do that either. They entertainment and I use that as such.
    _____________________________
    @MissH..me tew.
    But you can't stop folks from associating ONE Blk female on tv..to ALL Blk females. YOU yourself may not equate..but in "their" minds...we ALL act like that.
    Sad but true.

  • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

    :waves:
    JenEEEEEE
    MisUUUUU

    #random
    And it's because of that (folks EXPECTING we African American women to behave a certain "rachet" way)...that I go OUT of my way to behave otherwise.
    :buttshake:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    TAKE I’m counting on you tomorrow :lol:

    by MissHarlem on Apr 27, 2015 at 4:21 pm
    ------------
    We all we got :rofl: :fistbump:
    Oh and I am about to watch LHHATL and Mimi does. It define me anymore than Joseline defines Luvie :kona:

  • Anna

    Why is he wearing a string of pearls?

  • SOTHERNGRL

    :offtopic: and Random as hell but am I the only one that thinks Tirean sounds like a black name :oops: Sorry GOT moment. :shrug:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    And it’s because of that (folks EXPECTING we African American women to behave a certain “rachet” way)…that I go OUT of my way to behave otherwise.
    :buttshake:
    -----------
    (jake from state farm voice) well I don't behave that like because I'm not like that sooooo. :blink:
    I think the real story is she act just like Nene :gossip: and when she sees her it makes her hate herself so she act fake at work to please folks :ghost: :crying1: LAWD she hate me now :rofl:

  • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

    Roses that own homes:

    I'm starting my two year plan to save up and buy a house around this time 2017. (Also speaking into existence that this court case will work in my favor) Besides mortgage, PMI (unless I put down 20%), property taxes, and maintenance. What else do I need to save/plan for? What other costs come with owning a home? I'm starting two years out so I can be well prepared for this purchase. What are some thing ya'll wish y'all knew before you made the purchase?

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Im hungry :(

  • MissHarlem

    WHANG I def am aware but I'm also not going to bow down to societal stereotypes. :hug: you my girl bc we always have intelligent conversations.

  • MissHarlem

    TAKE POP hold me down :lol:

  • MissHarlem

    USER we bout to get off hold your mule greedy :lol:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Ppl who think all blk ppl act the same way eithr dont really know any of us or dont care to. :shrugs:

    I tell u this much tho, i seent a lady taking a bubble bath with a dam dog :vomit: now her pussay smell like wet dog, flea bath, & outside :smh:

  • MissHarlem

    When the bud man fcks up you sneaking out early :facepalm:

  • MisUnderstood

    Whang dang
    KiMi
    Jennie

    *hug*

  • MisUnderstood

    User :hurl:
    I was hungry before I read that

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Yall like my adult jellies or nah :rofl: they sexy :buttshake:

  • SOTHERNGRL

    @User if you dont get them ugly azz jellies out the gravi boc :chase: I saw enough of them ugly chits in the 80's.

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    Ppl who think all blk ppl act the same way eithr dont really know any of us or dont care to. :shrugs:
    -///////////
    Right and me showing all my bye teeth ain't gone change that :hahaha: if you races you races :shrugs:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Whang, MisU :waves: :happy:

  • SOTHERNGRL

    *box not boc You see how them shoes get me :mad:

  • http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=RaIuP6s3kUc felinelurker

    @kimi, all that you have mentioned plus any upgrades or appliances that will not be added to cost of house. Decor, ie, blinds, etc

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    *byke
    Phone posting.ok check in later maybe :peace:

  • MisUnderstood

    When someone makes an assumption that all blacks act alike, I say no worries, I think all white people have sex with their dogs so no offense taken :tea:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    :hahaha: whats wrong sothern you dont like the shimmer? Ok lemme change to the hot pank ones :pc:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    CAtching up:
    From what I seent…Claudia was forever offering Porsha an olive branch, only to be rebuffed
    ------
    We must watch two different sgows. Claudia has never been sincere as it came to Porsha. She CAME on the scene with the mess. Flirting with Gaydel, salty because Porsha on dish, FOREVER a bringing up the Aftican prince, mad cuz she laughed at her, the list goes on and on. It's clear she on some other. Lunnell warned Her about trying to steal Ricky spotlight.

  • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

    User Friendly says:

    Yall like my adult jellies or nah they sexy
    __________
    :rofl:

  • MissHarlem

    :lol: dis tew murch

    JENIE :waves:

  • MisUnderstood

    KiMi, what feline said, plus any new or additional furniture you may need/want. Plus keep in mind, you're paying for all repairs & all utilities yourself.

  • http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=RaIuP6s3kUc felinelurker

    @kimi, I don't know if you are building, buying pre-owned, or already built. Ours was already built so we didn't have a say in tile, carpet, etc. So if you want to change that, that's on you. We waited 2 yrs to paint :yes:

  • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

    MissHarlem says:

    WHANG I def am aware but I’m also not going to bow down to societal stereotypes. :hug: you my girl bc we always have intelligent conversations.
    ____________________-
    :hugs: :kiss: Likewise.
    Whether we know/like it or not...WE are judged on what "they" see other blk women doing.
    Blk woman cusses sumbody out on the train/bus...we ALL ack like that. (let THEM tell it).

    C'mon..haven't YOU (as a Blk woman) stated your opinion about something to another race..then they come back at you later like "Well..I asked my Black friend about it, and she says it's okay." ?
    I tell you...like it or no...SOME races equate what ONE does..to what ALL do.

  • The Pearl!

    I AM MisTaken I don't get tired :huh: of being PETTY :) says:

    pearl keeps trying to make spit fetch :rofl: :hahaha:
    ****
    Hey! Hey, Take-Take! It Weren't Moi -- I think I borrowed it from....um...Whitty, Whang or-or-or somebody.

    OAN: Trying to watch a video of them Prancing Jackasses! Couldn't do it. Haven't been that pissed off since I first heard Champagne Life by that lil pointy headed boy. Hmph!

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    So Ravens nonsensical rambling is paying off. She finna be on the View. :tea: them publicity stunts really work.

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kPI_xA1SoRg Mother Of Dragons, Shopaholic, Geek

    KiMi there's HOI, possible HOA fees, waste management, yard costs, pest control, furniture, higher utilities, plus you're responsible for all maintenance as you know.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Speaking of paint. I decided on gray for my livingroom. Iono who told my landlord that yellow was a neutral color but its getting replaced as soon as I choose a shade. Soon come!!

  • MissHarlem

    PEARL I been meaning to curse you out bc you mad neyo celebrating his wealth and happiness (champagne life) so he gotta stay broke to please you. Now we got a song bout tent being late about week ago but who cares :chase: :lol:

    GN

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    I believe the police destroying stuff too.

  • MissHarlem

    *rent

  • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

    lovezoe says:

    We must watch two different sgows. Claudia has never been sincere as it came to Porsha. She CAME on the scene with the mess. Flirting with Gaydel, salty because Porsha on dish, FOREVER a bringing up the Aftican prince, mad cuz she laughed at her, the list goes on and on. It’s clear she on some other. Lunnell warned Her about trying to steal Ricky spotlight.
    ________________
    See..see..see..THAT's why I'm not gonna make your ole nasty fish glaze :rofl:
    j/k
    I have to admit..I haven't watched RHOA in succession...so iono who hated on whom first. And I may be out of the loop as to who's NOW popular vs who is not.

    But I do not like Porsha. She's too dumb to have such a rich heritage. IJS

  • http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=RaIuP6s3kUc felinelurker

    Yes, MOD is right about HOA. Then, here we have to have yearly termite inspection. $250 for them to look for 5mins :angry:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Like my mom told me “don’t let anyone define YOU but YOU” smart woman right there boy ? they been pre judging us and they won’t stop.

    ********

    :preach:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Zoe the police threw rocks back :no: they out there wilin

  • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

    Kimi find out the type of loan you're eligible for so that u will know how to proceed. There are some great first time home buyer programs that will assist and/or pay your closing costs etc. Its been a while for me but they used to have FHA loans where u only have to put down 3%. So start there :yes: I wouldn't worry about cosmetics til my financing is in order. Dont forget a good faith estimate so you wont have any bs surprises and PLEASE GET A HOME INSPECTION AND NOT THE ONE FROM THE BANK!!!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    :waves: Snatches my recipe back for Whang and runs away :rofl:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    I GET folks mad, but the family ASKED yall to please don't do this today. Please.

  • DYmondgurl

    if you races you races
    --------------
    :steer: MOVE!! u races bish u! :lol:

  • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

    So what sorts of maintenance issues have you guys had? Do you pay for yard work or do you do it yourself? What about utilities? Approx how much more did you guys pay in your house versus an apartment? I'm trying to have $25,000 in savings after I pay my down payment. Is that enough or do I need more?

  • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

    *shakes head slowly*
    Now y'all KNOW.."we" get judged and grouped together. No matter how much you consider yourself "auto"...

    I DARE anybody to tell me they have never been standing in line..behind some otha colored folks..and the yt hostess didn't ASSume..y'all were together???

    Yet..lemme walk in somewhere with MrWhang...folks will cater to HIM & basically igg me...until they realize that we ARE together :shame:

    That's the world in which we live.

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kPI_xA1SoRg Mother Of Dragons, Shopaholic, Geek

    I second finding your own home inspector. Don't go solely off a realtor or lender suggestion.

  • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

    Do I need termite control too or is that optional? I don't want any surprises when it comes to costs. :nono:

  • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

    lovezoe says:

    :waves: Snatches my recipe back for Whang and runs away :rofl:
    _____________________-
    :rofl: :kiss: :hugs:

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kPI_xA1SoRg Mother Of Dragons, Shopaholic, Geek

    KiMi you're in SC right? Prices here are astronomical compared to down there so southern Roses chime in. Also make sure the school district is great, or if you send your son to private school consider commute time.

  • http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=RaIuP6s3kUc felinelurker

    @kimi, as far as maintenance, we had a warranty. We're having to pay for a burst sprinkler this year. We do our yard work.

  • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

    :newpost:

  • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

    MOD I'm in SC so the houses are REALLY cheap here so is the property tax. I just don't want to be caught in the situation where something breaks and I can't afford to fix it. I have this huge paranoia of being broke.

  • The Pearl!

    MissHarlem, so you sayin' I'm a hater? :hahaha: I was just waxing nostalgic for the olden days when music carried a message which was relevant to the times. Marvin Gaye - What's Goin on, for example. Then here comes lil pointy headed boy, in the MIDST of a recession, braggin on his wealth. Okaaaaay...that's good for you, but meanwhile, folks out chere tryin to afford fried balogna sammiches. Not me, myself, personally, but I have compassion! :kona:

  • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

    @Feline do warranties only come with new houses?

  • http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=RaIuP6s3kUc felinelurker

    I'm in NC. It was mandatory for home insurance to have the termite inspection

  • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

    KiMi0414 says:

    Do I need termite control too or is that optional? I don’t want any surprises when it comes to costs
    ________
    For peace of mind yes :yes: My seller provided a termite letter and I renewed the contract the following year

    :peace: All

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    I DARE anybody to tell me they have never been standing in line..behind some otha colored folks..and the yt hostess didn’t ASSume..y’all were together???

    Yet..lemme walk in somewhere with MrWhang…folks will cater to HIM & basically igg me…until they realize that we ARE together ?

    *******

    I'm not going out of my way to discredit stereotypes a white man may have about me. I dont care enough. Like my homie Audre Lorde said - Why is it the job of the oppressed to educate the oppressor?!?! :nono:

    Did your ex YT hubbies automatically lump you in the category of the stereotypical black woman bebefore getting to know you? Or were they smart enough to not judge you based odd a select few? :waiting:

  • http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=RaIuP6s3kUc felinelurker

    Not sure. Ours was already built so we had 2, 5 & 10 yr warranty

  • MisUnderstood

    Read they were looting after Freddie Gray funeral. Can't win

  • MissHarlem

    PEARL every era has their have and have nots in terms of music. We can't always sing about the negatives. People read books to escape and music should do the same. Neyo has songs of diff types of varieties and vulnerabilities. Why can't he have ONE song?! I have compassion but bc I can afford to smoke drink and be merry don't mean I should be quiet in doing so :hug: