Jay Z has done a lot with Tidal, and that includes alienating his friends. There’s the beef he has with Kanye West over Drake’s song "Pop Style"—though Jay Z may not actually consider Kanye a friend since he didn’t show at his house after Kim Kardashian got robbed at gunpoint. (Messy, messy!)
Jay Z has now offended Prince’s record company, which likely means he would have offended Prince, were he here to defend himself.
According to TMZ, Prince made an agreement before his death with Roc Nation to stream his final album on Tidal, called “Hit N Run: Phase 1.” On June 7, 2016, which would have been Prince’s 58th birthday, Tidal streamed almost all of Prince’s catalog. We’re talking all the hits, "I Wanna Be Your Lover," "1999," "Little Red Corvette." Honestly, I would have listened.
This may just be a money grab on the part of Prince’s estate, but they’re now suing Roc Nation for copyright infringement, and to block any more streaming of Prince’s music. So if you have a Tidal account, you might want to fire it up today for one last Prince dance party!