Kanye West has message for Tim Cook: "stop trying to act like you Steve"

Kanye West has message for Tim Cook:
Exactly one month ago, the Wall Street Journal revealed that Apple was talking to Jay Z's guys about an acquisition of  music streamer Tidal. By all accounts, the hip hop artist happens to be a brilliant businessman, and such a deal would only serve to add to that legend. Wall Streeter Gene Munster says that it will take $500 million of Apple's cash hoard to pry the music streaming service out of Jay Z's grip. At that price, the performer will get back nine times the $56 million he paid to purchase Tidal in March 2015. Ka-ching!

For all we know, both sides are currently trying to hash out the details of a transaction. These things take time, and even for a cash laden company like Apple, half a billion bucks is not chump change. Or perhaps there is no deal being worked out at all. But that didn't stop Kanye West from throwing in his two cents today via a series of tweets.

Kanye first alluded to some sort of "beef" between Apple and Tidal, blaming it for "f*****g up the music game." He then tweeted that "I need Tim Cook Jay Z Dez Jimmy Larry me and Drake Scooter on the phone or in a room this week!!!"

Kanye is not a man who is used to being told "No" and some how he seems seriously offended by what he sees as unnecessary roadblocks standing in the way of this deal. And while we can't know exactly what is in his mind, it seems that he puts the blame on Apple CEO Tim Cook. Taking a shot at Apple's top executive, West tweeted "Apple give Jay his check for Tidal now and stop tying to act like you Steve."

Apple might buy Tidal, or it might decide to pass. One thing is for sure, Kanye West can't take credit for making Tim Cook famous.


source: @kanyewest

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158 Comments

1. AlikMalix unregistered

Mr. West, you're a public figure and an adult, please have the decency to use proper grammar. It is: "Stop trying to act like you ARE Steve"... Thank you. But regarding the subject, why do people think they can tell another entity what to do. If Apple did everything everyone thought they should do, they wouldn't be able to afford anything, including Beats or Tidal. If you think it's a good investment, Mr. West, why don't you invest your millions, oh wait... How about you do what you do best and Apple will do what it does best.

3. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

The world would be an insanely better place if he ceased to exist. Or finally lost the minor relevancy he has.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You mean Kanye? Contrary to popular opinion, he is an amazing musician and has done a great deal to make rap appealing to more Americans. He's bats**t crazy sometimes, but cut him some slack

10. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

was* Jay-Z also

12. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Yes, I mean Kanye. I guess we will have to agree to disagree. I have never found any of his "music" pleasing. Also, his "bat.... craziness" is another thing that I have never found as a redeeming quality.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Real talk.

18. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

DJ, what does this mean?

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly what it says dude.

22. TerryTerius unregistered

What really aggravates me are the people that pretend as if celebrities are somehow the main problem with this country, or they are a major issue. They have no power to make policy, their cultural influence is temporary/limited, and the worst they can do is maybe influence impressionable kids. And if you aren't a good enough parent to be the guiding moral light in your child's life, that is a failure on YOUR behalf. It is not up to the internet or the television to raise your kids. It annoys me because these are *often* the same people that will call Kim Kardashian every label under the sun and start some kind of campaign because she decides to take a naked picture... but they are completely silent when cops roll up on a young black kid with a bb gun and shoot him in less than three seconds. Or worse, they'll turn around and say it was justified. F*** all of those people. All I'm saying is, people like that have their priorities completely out of whack. No one can force you to pay attention to a celebrity, but ignoring actual issues and the people in power causes real and often irreversible damage. Those are the self-righteous ones who yell at imagined shadows, but have no spine to confront the monster in the room with them.

24. AlikMalix unregistered

Agree with everything, but then there's Taylor Swift vs Apple Music incident a few month ago.

27. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

No, you're aggravated because American celebrities are being criticised, and no one here linked them with the US negatively. You'd be dead silent if people criticised non American celebrities. Stop being so insecure, get the f**k over it and understand that every country has things be to criticised of.

31. TerryTerius unregistered

I know you have a deep love of attacking this cartoonish version of me that lives in your head, but you don't know a SINGLE thing about what I believe. My opinons on corruption in our government, our uniquely belligerent denial of climate change, out anti-intellectualism, the increased polarization of our country, yellow journalism or news outlets otherwise refusing to properly do their job, brutality and bias in policing, our need to separate local prosecutors from cases involving the police and send them to the federal level, our judicial systems systemic by us, our mounting issues with student debt, our insane medical care system, our unnecessary use of military force around the world, our failed drug policy, our politicians being bought and paid for by corporations, so on and so forth. You have NO idea what the balance of my opinion is on my country and yet you insist on attacking me. I have loads of criticism for my country, BECAUSE I love it. So many things I want to see changed and I am more than open to discussion about. But you don't want to talk about any of those things, you just want to attack me. And no, I don't have an opinion on foreign celebrities. I have no idea who is famous in Germany or Estonia or south Africa or China. I'm not qualified to weigh in on that at all. Nor am 'I qualified to weigh in on the culture of the country I may not know much about because I don't have personal involvement there. So my apologies for refusing to interject myself in areas where I don't know enough to have an opinion. Any other strawman complaint you want to make? Maybe you should learn the slightest thing about me before you open your mouth. Because you clearly don't know jack s**t.

35. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Sorry.

39. TerryTerius unregistered

No problem man, apology accepted. I have absolutely no issue talking with you or anyone else, I just don't like being unjustly attacked. I hope you enjoy your day, as well as the remainder of your weekend my friend :) Best of luck.

180. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Great wise post Terry.+1.

34. TerryTerius unregistered

Besides that, it is extremely weird you would respond to my criticism of my fellow Americans for having this unhealthy obsession with celebrities as somehow being mad at people for criticizing America. I can't even begin to understand the mental gymnastics you went through to arrive at that conclusion.

36. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Why do people think they can tell another entity what to do? That's proper utilization of grammar, not what you wrote. You should also try to practice what you preach, sir.

82. AlikMalix unregistered

What I said was NOT a question. But if that was a wrong punctuation (not grammar, btw) thanks for correcting me. Good thing I'm not a celebrity - this would have been embarrassing.

45. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

He's a genius. Hes seen as an amazing producer, before a rapper. Blending production styles from different genres into hip-hop which hadn't been done before.

64. f_u_006

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

So true!! It's hard to believe that this impudent n***** is a celebrity.

70. engineer-1701d unregistered

That's probably the only thing Kanye West has ever said that was good and worthwhile coming out of his mouth

167. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Ya the one only good thing!!

181. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Damn right Deviceguy.

192. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Lol this guy. Nobody cares what you think buddy. Given that do you really think Kanye of all people would give even two hoots about what you're saying to him? Grammar doesn't matter, the content does. You'll learn to not be as petty about small things as you get older. And yes I know Kanye is pretty petty himself, but he can be because of how much influence he has. You and I got none.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7218; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I have a message to Kanye West. Stop being a liar, and stop taking people's mics.

5. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

Not when some mediocre pops star lied first.

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Kanye West's tweets have given me a new perspective on human life. /s

6. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Our future president has spoken!

9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

#PresidentYeezus #MakeAmericagreatagain2020 #Imadethatbitchfamous!

13. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

He is probably one of the few people that if he ever ran for office and won that I would cause me to actually consider leaving the US. If the citizenry becomes dumb enough to vote for this egotistical prick, then I have no more use for this country.

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