Posted Aug 30th, 2015 (3:49 pm) by Heather Starks

Drizzy's manager jumped to defend Apple after Tidal blamed them for blacking out the rapper's performance.

Drakes manager, Future The Prince, (excuse me, what?) has come out against Tidal's claim that Apple threatened to sue the streaming service if they showed his performance at Lil' Weezyana fest. After Tidal tweeted out that Apple was playing "big brother" by forcing them to stop the feed, Future told BuzzFeed News:

"The decision to not have Drake participate in the Tidal stream has nothing to do with Apple or Drake’s deal ... Point blank, 100 percent. I made a business decision. Apple doesn't have the power to stop us from being part of a live stream. The only people that have the power to do that are Cash Money and Universal, and they’re our partners."

Something smells fishy here. Apple never officially denied threatening Tidal, and when asked about the incident they would only point reporters to the statement that Future The Prince made to BuzzFeed News. Not to mention the bad blood between Drake, Tidal, and Apple, as Drake was initially supposed to be a Tidal artist, but he jumped ship last minute. It also doesn't make any sense that Drake's manager would be the one to randomly decide NOT to snap up an opportunity for good PR, as the event was for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Whatever the reason, Apple is remaining mum, and we are no closer to understanding who the asshole is that didn't allow Drake's performance to be streamed from a benefit for people in need. Bad karma all around.

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