Jay Z played a free show on Saturday exclusively for Tidal subscribers. In addition to using the show to promote his heavily scrutinised streaming service, the rapper took it as an opportunity to voice his opinions on his competitors, YouTube and Spotify, in a freestyle:
“I feel like YouTube is the biggest culprit, Them n****s pay you a tenth of what you supposed to get… Tidal, my own lane, same difference, Oh n****s is skeptical about they own shit… Spotify worth nine billion and they ain’t say shit!”
Jay Z also gave mention to police brutality victims Mike Brown, Freddie Gray and Trayvon Martin:
“Well I can’t tell, how the way they killed Freddie Gray right, shot down Mike Brown how they did Tray right?”
Beyonce and Jay Z met with the families of Freddie Gray and Mike Brown whilst in Baltimore last week.
You can watch part of the performance below: