(Radio.com) Jay Z rarely takes to Twitter to say anything, but with rumors swirling that Tidal is failing the rapper decided to go on a bit of a 140-character rant that would make Kanye West proud.
On Sunday night (April 26), Jay set the record straight on Tidal using the hashtag #TidalFacts, defending his new streaming service against the "smear campaign" he says has hit his business unfairly.
He started by dispelling the rumors that Tidal isn't doing well, tweeting, "my 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."
Jay then offered some comparison data: "The iTunes Store wasn't built in a day. It took Spotify 9 years to be successful. "There are many big companies that are spending millions on a smear campaign," he added. "We are not anti-anyone, we are pro-artist & 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." Read more including some of his tweets here.