Kanye West: ‘Apple/Tidal Bulls—‘ Kept Him and Jay Z From Being on Drake’s ‘Views’
Kanye West stopped in Seattle last night for his Saint Pablo Tour and decided to vent a little bit.
This time, he explained why "Pop Style," a song released by Drake that originally featured guest verses from both him and Jay Z, ended up on Drizzy's VIEWS album without him ad Jay when it was released in April. Basically, it mostly boils down to the competition between Apple and TIDAL.
"Y'all didn't get, what y'all were supposed to get with me and Drake on this song because of some Tidal/Apple bullshit," Kanye said. "Every time I perform this song I think about this shit. I think about the politics. I think about how hard I go for music, for art, for y'all."
'Ye added that Jay also wanted his verse removed out of respect to Meek Mill.
"I start freestyling to it. Jay thought of a couple of lines. I said, 'Just go ahead, throw that on there. He'll be so surprised, he probably won't expect you to be on there.'" Kanye explained to the crowd. "We sent it back to him and he was like, 'Oh shit, The Throne is on this shit.' Then Jay thought about it, and out of respect to Meek Mill he didn't want to be on the track. I said, 'We've got to squash this shit and let people have this song.' But then it went into some political shit, some shit about percentages on songs."
And as for a second Watch the Throne album, Kanye said it's not likely to happen as long as TIDAL and Apple continue to be fierce competition. Check out the fan footage of Kanye's explanations below.