This Tidal business is getting weirder and weirder. Nicki Minaj, who is part of the Tidal crew, recently dropped 2 videos for the ‘Night is Still Young’, and ‘Feeling Myself’ on the streaming service. However, some of her fans were not happy about it, the fans who are not paying the high subscription fee for Tidal. So, according to the Fader, when some of them complained they could not afford Tidal and asked the rapper to post her videos on VEVO, Minaj simply blocked the fans!
Minaj even tweeted ‘The woulda’s and coulda’s all day are going bye bye,’… she deleted the tweet afterward of course. The blocked fans couldn’t believe it and tweeted ‘i can’t believe the person i idolize has blocked me. after me paying vip for the pinkprint tour and everything. Nicki Minaj blocked me… because i told her i can’t afford tidal and i asked her to put the videos on Vevo.’
It’s a small controversy, may be nothing to make a big deal of, however it tells a lot about the way they handle business at Tidal. If people start complaining and artists, rather than explaining the whereabouts, are simply censoring the questions, it is not a good deal. Nicki Minja may have a few millions of followers so blocking a handful of them is not gonna make any difference but she is hurting the system, and making bad publicity for Tidal. If she blocks people who can’t afford Tidal what kind of message is she sending? If you are poor, just disappear? That’s a very greedy attitude and what about the small artists that Tidal is supposed to help?
Anyway, you know that videos will eventually be pirated and posted on Youtube right? Yes, the one with Beyonce, the ‘Feeling Myself’ video is already there, it took me about 5 seconds to find it. I don’t know for how long, but it will re-pop up somewhere else, that the way the internet is… And who would want to pay $20 for such a bore starring these two porn stars wannabe?
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – August 1975 (Volume 7, Number 3)
If I did fifty shows I’d get the money from one
a growling, prowling slap pump and just another all American
a 28 song full, full blown reggae rasta brilliance
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1975 (Volume 7, Number 2)
the boundary breaking shock rocker of the decade
Harry seems to have it sewn up
a superb songwriter who can fill an album with excellent country mainstreamers
lovely tribute to her single mom
a classical guitarist and composer and has released more than 30 solo albums
“The song is about a mental institution”
Freakout Records Announce The 10th Annual Freakout Festival Taking Place on November 10-13 in Ballard (Seattle, WA)
a diverse arrangement of voices and sounds