life of pablo

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