Kanye West says his new album will never be available on Apple Music

By , Feb 15, 2016

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It appears that Kanye West’s highly anticipated new album “The Life of Pablo,” isn’t going to be available on Apple Music anytime soon. Amidst a tweet storm Monday afternoon, the controversial artist stated that the album will “never never never be on Apple.”

West added that he has no plans to offer TLOP for sale either, and that the only way fans will be able to listen to the record is through Tidal—the streaming music service backed by Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, and other high profile musicians across various genres.

Despite his often contentious behavior, West has proven to be a force in music. He has 21 Grammys, 58 nominations and nearly 20 million Twitter followers. And his exclusivity play seems to be working, if only temporarily, as Tidal has jumped to #1 in the App Store.

It’s worth noting that Apple Music saw a similar situation with Taylor Swift last year and her hit album 1989, but it eventually landed on the service.

Source: Twitter

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  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    Kanye West is not showing his Kanye Best.

    • Gerardo Castro

      Remember though, Kanye West isn’t like the Kanye Rest

      • nonchalont

        Kanye stinks, like his Kanye breath.

  • JayDee917

    I actually signed up for Tidal for his new album.
    Cancelled it after hearing how terrible it was. But after trying it out for a couple days, I’ll admit the Tidal UI is actually pretty good, probably better than Apple Music. Spotify is still king, though.

    • diggitydang

      It shouldn’t be that difficult to beat the Apple Music UI. The Apple Music app is soooo messy and very un-Apple-like! It’s busy and things are all over the place. Out of all the music apps, I would probably rank Apple close to the bottom. I was poking around in iTunes too and the most recent versions are all leading down that path – adding a playlist to my iPhone that is on iTunes was impossible (eventually realized that I had to turn off iCloud sharing). What a mess Apple’s designs have become though.

  • Sailor_V90


    • Jerry

      hes doing all of us a favor lol. and my ears a great favor.

  • n0ahcruz3

    Not a fan anyway. Im pretty sure he’s gonna change his mind.

  • askep3

    “West added that he has no plans to offer TLOP for sale either, and that the only way fans will be able to listen to the record is through Tidal”

    The only legal way lol, gl stopping the pirates

    • He’s probably going to stop the pirates the same way Metallica did with “St. Anger”: making the album not worth listening to.

  • Merman123

    “Be on Apple”.


  • Phil Randle

    His new album is rubbish.

    • Morgan Freeman

      HE is rubbish.

    • droid3000

      ive only heard good things. ill have to check it out myself. disappointed i wont be able to buy a physical copy to add my kanye west collection

      • Paymon John Vafa

        It’s a good album. Apple fanboys just hating.

        It’s not his best though.

      • rfow

        The new album is dope IMO. We are never going to get old Ye back, he’s moved on to something different, but it’s not hard to appreciate what he’s doing now. Especially from a production value standpoint, this album is gold.

  • Morgan Freeman

    He also asked ‘white publications’ to stop commenting on ‘black music’ because something something, his great grand-pappy was an ‘ex slave’ or some such crap. He’s a tool. A broken tool at that. Useless human being. Also- a ga y fish, yo.

  • Morgan Freeman

  • J™

    the album already all over the internet free of charge but I would not listen to his music even if he pays me

    • Me

      Yes you would. You like money too much.

      • J™

        U think u know me?
        Ya I would be a hypocrite if I say I don’t so even if he pays me I will just take the money and throw away his music into the trashcan

  • ravinigga

    Well I wanna hear it so I pirate. I consider to buy a subscription for streaming but I don’t know what.
    Spotify is good also Apple Music but don’t know about tidal.

    • Troy

      Tidal is way too expensive specially compared to Spotify and Apple Music

      • ravinigga

        I know but can u hear the difference?

      • omakad

        Well most people can’t. This has been tested by many publications. If you are young and you have top of the line audio equipment you might see a tiny difference. In my opinion not worth the price. Also based on rumors Apple Music will most likley have the same thing with release of IP7. I’m still sticking with Spotify myself.

  • kofmasters mty

    and? who cares? boring music! all the negros music sucks, in these days! i miss true soul and funk music, these new negros people only wants money! lyrics without soul!

  • Sleaka J

    Yo Kanye, Imma let you finish, but you’re the biggest wanker, try hard and pretender ever. Ever!

  • sadaN

    Plot twist:

    – Apple: “his game about his mum will never be on AppStore”

  • Franklin Richards

    Kayne West’s very existence pisses me off. He is such a talentless ass. I’m happy that I don’t have to see his stuff in the featured sections.

    • I wouldn’t go that far to call him a talentless ass. But he’s an ass nonetheless.

  • Cool he can keep his garbage away from us thanks Kanye

  • John

    Result. We didnt want your bs on there anyway.

  • TechnoBuff

    There goes all the racist and bigoted comments over Kanye’s business decision
    This is strictly business.THIS IS BUSINESS.

    Ignorant comments from boys that have never created anything in their lives.

    • Me

      I didn’t know Kanye’s feelings had an account to post here.

      • TechnoBuff

        Ignorant as usual….

    • Morgan Freeman

      He’s a piece of crap, and not because he’s black.

    • Rowan09

      Actually it’s not good business at all especially since Tidal is last in customer aquisitions and iTunes is king of online music. I understand if he never allows it to go for streaming rights, but purchases too is just stupid.

      • TechnoBuff

        Kanye might have a terrible personality but he is not stupid nor ignorant considering all his creative abilities and smart moves thus far.
        No one knows the terms and conditions he extracted from Tidal… it is wrong also to assume that he will get the best deal from APPLE/ITUNES……. OR because if it is not from Apple thus its a bad deal….
        Everyone is in this for themselves and i am sure this is not strictly just a favor for TIDAL…

      • Rowan09

        Kanye is far from stupid and he’s very creative. The deal would be dumb because it’s a fact tidal is the slowest and worst when it comes to subscriber acquisition. Plus iTunes is the number digital music store online so why exactly would anyone avoid them and only go one revenue stream is just dumb. I read earlier the Tidal move was for 2 weeks then it would be released other places like Rihanna did with ANTI, it was Tidal first then it was released for iTunes, etc. This has nothing to do with Apple just simple business, I believe he’s just lying to get subscribers. They give 30 days free so I subscribed and will cancel once it’s up. It’s also a favor for Tidal because his “Big Brother” Jay-Z runs Tidal.

  • Noah P

    Says the guy that is 53 million in debt. he does so @hisonperil

  • Briggamortis


    • Me

      Album trash though lol

    • How’s the album?

    • Jackson Grong

      You can add the album art thru iTunes.
      “Art”, not in this case

    • JoJo

      I see what you did there!

  • Dexter

    And that’s just fine with us… We don’t need his ‘music’ in our lives.

  • Gregg


  • Ok… TPB then

  • ohh if it is true – God exist. Thanks, God

  • RedSymphony

    Album is garbage

  • Jayy

    Congratulations, you played yourself!

  • Alex Wilson

    Who really gives a flip about this idiot. Why help him get out of his $53 million debt by buying his trash. Oh way I can’t comment since he’s black and at his request, since he’s asked “white publications” to not write about “black music.”

  • Anonymous

    Well if i decide i like it ill buy the ablum in Itunes.

  • iphone6

    Why even mention this moron in this blog?

  • M_Hawke

    Kanye West is a childish narcissist who thinks he is more important than he is. Brilliant business decision for someone who just admitted that he is “millions in debt.” One more album that will have an asterisk by it. If anyone cares.

    • Gregg

      Or, as he says it, “asteriks.”

  • David J Delgado

    What a clown, seriously. He’s supposedly $5X million in debt but will only put his album on his BFFs music service. In the end all he’s going to do is push people to find it a different route. You know, like the estimated 500,000 who have already downloaded it through torrents?

  • Rowan09

    Lies it’s only available for free for 2 more weeks from a post I read from him yesterday. He’ll be a fool to just offer his album for tidal subscribers. Rihanna did the same thing with the first release of ANTI but it also available on iTunes for purchase now.

  • Skye

    Garbage isn’t worthy to be on Apple music thank you