Kanye West Slammed By Edward Snowden For Tidal Subscription Plea

Kanye West Slammed By Edward Snowden For Tidal Subscription Plea
Kanye West performing at South by Southwest on March 22, 2009 in Austin, Texas. 3CENT / Wikimedia Commons CC BY 2.0

On Sunday night, Kanye West went on a surreal rant on Twitter, asking the founders of Facebook and Google (Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page) to give him a billion dollars for his art.


Kanye West tweeted, “Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas.”

Business Insider reports that Kanye West also posted on social media a stream of monologues, referring to himself as the “greatest artist of all time,” as well as “this generation’s Disney.”

According to Mashable, Edward Snowden, a computer professional and former Central Intelligence Agency employee, has also been following Kanye West’s bizarre tweetstorm with a combination of bemusement and pity.

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The last tweet of West stated, “Please for all music lovers. Please subscribe to tidal!!! I decided not to sell my album for another week. Please subscribe to tidal,” appears to have caught the attention of Snowden, and the former contractor for the U.S. Government was quick to compare West’s tweets to the American businessman and politician, Jeb Bush.

RT states that Snowden then tweeted “please clap,” which is a reference to Jeb Bush’s now infamous request during a New Hampshire speech in which the politician had to request the crowd to demonstrate support for his ideas.

And without delay, the Internet exploded after Snowden’s comparison of West and Bush.

However, a Facebook representative declined to comment on Kanye’s plea. Google is yet to respond to the issue.

On the other hand, Kanye West unleashed his latest album entitled “The Life of Pablo” over the weekend. West’s album is initially available to buy, but the rapper removed the download link, forcing users to install Tidal (a streaming service Kanye owns) in order to listen.