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Apple Pulls Plug On Tidal Streamed Drake Appearance With $20 Million Threat
Tidal is for all except Drake, according to Apple.
Yesterday Tidal streamed a charity concert orchestrated by Drake’s mentor Lil Wayne. The charity concert, “Lil Weezyana Fest” featured Nicki Minaj, The Hot Boys and Drake but when it came to the Toronto singer’s performance, the streaming stopped and many wondered why. Below was the message from Tidal that appeared in Drake’s place.
Apparently Apple threatened to sue if Tidal showed their contracted artist on the stream. Here’s the scoop from Page Six.
Lawyers were called in because the event was being streamed live via Tidal — and Drake has an exclusive deal with Apple Music said to be worth up to $19 million. Sources say the tech giant threatened to sue for $20 million if Drake appeared, or if his music was streamed live, on Tidal.
A source told us, “Legal letters have been sent to Tidal warning that Drake cannot appear on the Tidal stream of the festival, either solo or part of a group, and if the warning was ignored, the liabilities could be up to $20 million.
You can hit the flip to see some actual footage from the Katrina benefit concert, where Drake performed.