In an interview with Los Angeles radio station REAL 92.3, the “Candy Shop” rapper sat down with hosts Letty & DJ Damage for their “The Realest” segment.
When the conversation turned to Jay Z’s music streaming service, 50 Cent revealed he wasn’t invited to join Tidal’s roster of artists, which he considers a mistake because he owns his music catalog.
“They probably could’ve did something more exciting if they reached out, because the people you saw there don’t even own the rights to their music,” he said. “So they can’t say it’s gonna come out of Tidal. It has to go everywhere. So why would you actually buy Tidal to get something that would be everywhere else?”
The hip-hop mogul was referring to the cost to join the subscription-only streaming service, which launched with a fee of $9.99 per month for a basic membership and a $19.99 membership for better sound quality.
Madonna, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Usher, Deadmau5 and Beyoncé helped Jay Z relaunch Tidal at a star-studded event in March. But 50 Cent said it’s not the artists, but the record companies that ultimately decide where the music is streamed.
Source: TheWrap | Anita Bennett