Beyonce

Beyonce's husband, aging rapper Jay Z, is feeling the pressure to save his struggling music streaming app Tidal.

Adding to the rapper's increasing anxiety was the mounting pressure to cut a deal with Sony Records to continue streaming the music giant's catalogue of artists, including his wife. But strapped for cash, Jay Z didn't have the millions of dollars Sony required.

Scrambling for an answer, Jay Z begged his wife to step in and speak to the bosses at Sony. A reluctant Beyonce agreed. In a last minute reprieve, Sony Records gave Jay Z more time to come up with the money.

In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, Sony's rep denied a hit piece by Bloomberg Business that Sony was threatening to pull Bey's music.

“Jay Z is a friend and business associate for many years. I have always admired his business acumen, his entrepreneurship and his passion for music. All of our content, including Beyoncé, is available through the Tidal service, and we have announced no plans to remove our catalog from Tidal. Like all of our other partners, we are rooting for Jay and Tidal to succeed.”

Sony's statement benefits everyone; it makes Jay Z look like the shrewd businessman he pretends to be, and gets more positive press.

But insiders whisper that behind closed doors, Sony is reminding Jay Z that business is business -- and Sony is not running a charity organization.

Unlike water, music is not free. Jay Z can't stream Sony's catalogue of artists indefinitely because the other artists will revolt if they don't start receiving royalties from Tidal. Sony is quietly giving Jay Z a few more months to show them the money or Sony will begin quietly pulling their artists from the app.

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    • luVn_liFe…

      :bounce:
      I like those SHOES!

    • Sucker Free Esq.

      shoes are OK but not with that top...

    • luVn_liFe…

      Bey Got da lil :booty: like MeH :(

    • Nefertiti ePoundCake$$—>OhTaBizzle

      I like this alphit. :yes:

    • Nefertiti ePoundCake$$—>OhTaBizzle

      She turnt to the side like :facepalm:

      LMAOOO come here Luvie. :hug: Thas why I dont do that side pose. :lol:

    • Nefertiti ePoundCake$$—>OhTaBizzle

      Unlike water, music is not free.

      ___

      Free water? You sure you a conservative? :think:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRyINBuZq0k Afiya says FOH :chase:

      They some sharp azz shoes B :yes:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

      Unlike water, music is not free.
      ___
      Free water? You sure you a conservative? :think:
      ==========
      :hahaha:

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

      She can't dress at all to me :no: and those shoes are hideous :no:

    • luVn_liFe…

      LMAOOO come here Luvie :cry:

      ~~
      ~
      these folks AINT harley strapped for cash . . .

    • SummerBaby

      I want Bey's waist

    • iWasteTime

      Can't pull what wasn't theirs

    • iWasteTime

      I can't stop watching Boppin videos :wail:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :steer: B B L

    • FuturedocDonte

      But strapped for cash, Jay Z didn’t have the millions of dollars Sony required
      ----
      :stop:

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

      Luvyn chile that gravie gets me every time :hahaha:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

      Unlike water, music is not free.
      ___________________________

      where can I get some of that free water? :wait:

    • sassyshe

      Im going to dub this Tidalgate cause Sandra be giving updates on Tidal likes its a presidential election or something wayyy important :lol:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      My font downstairs applies to this asWHALE :eek:
      Folks can spend their moolah how they choose :shrug: <--w/scrunch like I care face
      :kiss: Hey Jay :waves:

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

      I love B's complete lack of fashion sense. I really do. She be stylin and profilin in mismatched, unflattering clothes. Lease they be fittin good.

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

      sassyshe says:

      Im going to dub this Tidalgate cause Sandra be giving updates on Tidal likes its a presidential election or something wayyy important
      _________

      exactly :tea:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

      "strapped for cash"
      _________________

      :hahaha:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :thinking: Bey got on Jeaneez? Hmmmm
      Them MsTakes fave! :love:
      :hi: YOU

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      Sucker Free Esq. says:

      shoes are OK but not with that top…
      -------

      It doesnt match but it "goes" :yes:

      :think: invited to a pastel rooftop party this wknd. What to wear, what to wear, what to wear.....

    • WhoDat

      Sony is not running a charity organization.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^
      They sure are not.

      The past THREE CEO's have been Jews. And we all know they of ALL FOLKS; wants their damn money.

      Walter Yetnikoff
      Tommy Mottola
      Doug Morris

      Clive Davis 105 year old azz over there at Sony now too I do belee. He a Jew too.

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      sassyshe says:

      Im going to dub this Tidalgate cause Sandra be giving updates on Tidal likes its a presidential election or something wayyy important :lol:
      -------

      :rofl:

      It needs sad intro music like on the news when they switch topics & bagpipes start playing out the blue. :pc: goes on tidal to find music for tidal

    • WhoDat

      invited to a pastel rooftop party this wknd. What to wear, what to wear, what to wear…..
      ^^^^^^^
      Clothes that are pastel colored?

      :kona:

    • sassyshe

      User Friendly says:

      sassyshe says:

      Im going to dub this Tidalgate cause Sandra be giving updates on Tidal likes its a presidential election or something wayyy important :lol:
      ——-

      :rofl:

      It needs sad intro music like on the news when they switch topics & bagpipes start playing out the blue. :pc: goes on tidal to find music for tidal
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      I vote for Hard Knock Life or Song Cry

    • datsmdubya2u

      I love B’s complete lack of fashion sense. I really do. She be stylin and profilin in mismatched, unflattering clothes.

      ---------------------

      @bird do u think this happens when she match up her own alphits (thanks for that new word) or does she have a stylist for this? :waves: afternoon everyone

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      Girl, why don't you
      Teeeell meee what you want me to do to you
      Saaaay it, saay it, saaaay iiit...
      Girl why don't you teeeell me what you want from me
      Girl won't you
      Saaay it, saaaay it, saaaay it... :hump:

      *Flashbacks and afta shocks * from this weekend :yahoo:

      Ohh sorry yeah this post....I got nothing... :tea:

    • Mz. Ze’b’Krazi

      She can’t dress at all to me and those shoes are hideous
      ---------------
      A small part of me thinks she does it just cuz SHE CAN and she knows it looks like garbage.

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

      Yup Dub.

      Like a white party but not white :eyeroll: u know black folk gotta remix everything.

      Finna be in there looking like a thot bridesmaid. :lol:

    • Nefertiti ePoundCake$$—>OhTaBizzle

      It doesnt match but it “goes”
      ________

      :tea: And if we picky, it matches in thematically..girls on her shirt, lips applying lippie on her feet..

    • WhoDat

      I dont think Carters are cash strapped. But Sony are some greedy azz muddafawkas. See Comment #25. Rather than pay the folks who wrote all Lauryn Hill shat...they paid them off. And basically said...sorry about your luck dere young Lauryn. I have ALWAYS said Sony is behind that chick losing her career. Between them and Rohan's dack she then effectively lost her mind. All of that "the music industry" shat she been babbling for 15 years? Is about Sony! I guess they felt bad/guilty. They the damn ones who helped bail her azz out of tax trouble.

      Some other shady azz shyt Sony has directly done too.

    • Nefertiti ePoundCake$$—>OhTaBizzle

      invited to a pastel rooftop party this wknd. What to wear, what to wear, what to wear…..
      _________

      off white just to fukk with them :lol:

      Or you can be looking cotton candy cute out there wear a romper, your doorter tutu?? :lol: :heart:

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      :whistle: Can you handle it baby can I go there with youuuu!

    • Nefertiti ePoundCake$$—>OhTaBizzle

      Finna be in there looking like a thot bridesmaid.

      ________

      LMMFAOOOOOOO :wail: My lil sister gettn married next year. This will prolly be me.. :facepalm:

    • Nefertiti ePoundCake$$—>OhTaBizzle

      *Flashbacks and afta shocks * from this weekend
      ______

      Oooohhh :fistbump: :nun:

    • Nefertiti ePoundCake$$—>OhTaBizzle

      Bey got on Jeaneez?
      _________

      Lmbooooo :hahaha: :heart: I saw that commercial...

      These things so tight her zipper wont go all the way and it does the almost there bulge. :lol:

    • Nefertiti ePoundCake$$—>OhTaBizzle

      A small part of me thinks she does it just cuz SHE CAN and she knows it looks like garbage.

      ______

      lolwut? no. :lol:

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

      *Flashbacks and afta shocks * from this weekend :yahoo:
      ---------
      So this nigga took yo virginity or what :popcorn: u in love? :love:

    • datsmdubya2u

      :newpost: empire goin moreghey :homo:

    • WhoDat

      My lil sister gettn married next year. This will prolly be me..
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^
      This gonna be Dub20 at my niece wedding in a few months. Then she want us all gonna eat $1100 worth of cake? TUH! But you gonna have my baby up there looking like you got them dresses out the Frederick's of Hollywood book or the clothing section of Victoria's Secret Catalog where they be having the slutty azz formal-ish dresses. Heffa you better get cho LIFE. :tea: I will have folks eating cupcakes at your wedding. The dresses BEST match this $1100 worth of cake you trying to get me to buy.

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

      off white just to fukk with them :lol:
      Or you can be looking cotton candy cute out there wear a romper, your doorter tutu?? :lol: :heart:
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      Iono. Gonna start from the shoes up & let the spirit move me. Its his frens from work. Blahhhhh, i hate work frens! They prolly gone be on some preppy shyt. I can feel it. Seersucker down!

      Oy :facepalm:

      Its in bklyn so theres a high probability these are some west injuns. Finna be easter egg fresh :rofl:

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      I FUKKED UP!!! EYE FUUUUKKKED UPPPP!!! :wail:

      My niece calls me and say auntie (btw she is only a year younger than me) ANTYWHO she says Im getting married, will you be in my wedding. Im like heelll yeah! congrats n chyt right. :facepalm:

      WHYYYYY DIDN'T I AXED TO SEE THE DRESS FIRST :smack: HER AZZ GOT US WEARING HALTER DRESSES!!! :ghost: What the problem iz you say? Whale...I have BIG AZZED :boobs: HALTER DRESSES ARE NOT CUTE ON BIG FUKKIN HONKIN AS TITS!!! AND THE SHIT HAS A LOW BAK!!! WHERE MY BRA GONE GO?

      SOMEBODY SHOOT ME NAH SO I DON'T HAVE TO WEAR THIS!!!!

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

      they be having the slutty azz formal-ish dresses.
      -----

      They really do tho :crying: like for the Porn Award Ceremony

    • OpinionHated

      She is so homely - I bet everything she has on cost thousands but on her they look like a $15 Rainbow outfit..... she does the exact opposite for clothes that Rhianna does for burlap sacs...

      laughing my azz off at whoever said the west Indians gonna be easter egg fresh - you ain't neva lie - mofo's be dressed to the nines for a backyard cookout complete with wide brim church hat....

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :huh:

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

      Wut go to a bra shop or a wedding shop or asos dot com & look for backless strapless bras.

      I had this issue a cpl weeks ago & was stressed out to. Cost bout $70 :thumbsup:

    • Nefertiti ePoundCake$$—>OhTaBizzle

      This gonna be Dub20 at my niece wedding in a few months. Then she want us all gonna eat $1100 worth of cake? TUH! But you gonna have my baby up there looking like you got them dresses out the Frederick’s of Hollywood book or the clothing section of Victoria’s Secret Catalog where they be having the slutty azz formal-ish dresses. Heffa you better get cho LIFE. I will have folks eating cupcakes at your wedding. The dresses BEST match this $1100 worth of cake you trying to get me to buy.

      _________

      :wail: :wail: I KNOW THEM DRESSES I BE WANTING EM FOR GROWN UP PLAY DATES :crying1: LMAOOO

      SN: :cheer: I didnt know somebody was gettn married round your way!! :woot:

    • Nefertiti ePoundCake$$—>OhTaBizzle

      easter egg fresh
      ___________

      :rofl: :rofl: :heart:

    • Yea

      I doubt that...