“Jay-Z Defends Tidal on Twitter”

By Yumia Hobbs      By Getty Images  

By Yumia Hobbs      By Getty Images  

  

Just days after rumors started to swirl about Jay-Z’s newly revived streaming app, Tidal, had flopped, he took to Twitter to inform everyone that out of all 99 of his problems, Tidal isn’t one. Jay hopped on at around noon, basically telling his 3.17 million followers to fasten their seatbelts, as there would be a “stream of consciousness coming in 5, 4, 3, 2…” followed by the hashtag #TidalFacts. He went on to say that, “Tidal is fine,” and that they currently have over 770,000 subscribers. Jay then began to use the “we are human,” and “Rome wasn’t built in a day” plea, but it seems that no one was buying it. Twitter users went on to mock the mogul and rant about the app still not proving to be worth neither the $9.99 nor the $19.99 monthly subscription bill. It’s great that Jay finally stepped onto a bigger platform to really talk to the people, but it definitely should not have taken rumors of possible failure for him to do so. Maybe this should have happened the night before Tidal was set to be open for business instead of Jay-Z and the other big name celebrities randomly trying to persuade everyone to change their Twitter profile pictures blue to support something that no one had been sufficiently informed about. True, Jay is human, but with his business knowledge, he should have handled this whole Tidal launch as if he were really trying to appeal to the people instead of trying to use his star-power to persuade everyone that Tidal is the next big thing that we need to invest in because his name is attached to it. #TidalFacts