During his rant on stage at his “Saint Pablo Tour” on Wednesday night in Seattle, Ye spoke out about how he and Jay Z, aka The Throne, couldn’t be on the album version of Drake’s Views single “Pop Style,” He also said that Watch The Throne 2 wouldn’t happen because of the type of politics involved with TIDAL and Apple Music. But it seems like the rift was deeper than that because he also said that Jay Z eventually turned down the feature on Drake’s single out of respect for Meek Mill.
“I started freestyling to it and Jay thought of a couple lines,” Kanye said. “I said, ‘Man, just go ahead and throw that on there. They’ll be so surprised. He probably wouldn’t expect you to be on there.’”
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“[Drake] was like, ‘Oh sh*t, The Throne is on this sh*t!’” Ye added. “Then Jay thought about it and, out of respect for Meek Mill, he ain’t want to be on the track. And I said, ‘Look, I’ll call Drake, I’ll call Meek, I’ll call y’al, we gotta squash this sh*t. We gotta let people have this song!’ But then it went out of that territory and it went into some TIDAL sh*t, some political sh*t, some sh*t about percentages on songs.”
Jay Z is a friend of Meek Mill and we all know how much Meek and Drake hate each other right now. Seems Kanye also tried to get them to squash the beef and clearly that didn’t happen.
The G.O.O.D. Music emcee has been showing his frustration with TIDAL and Apple since the summer when he tweeted that Apple should buy TIDAL so the music can be freely released to his fans. Ye released Life of Pablo exclusively on TIDAL for weeks before it eventually made its way over to Apple.