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Drake’s Performance At ‘Lil Weezyana Fest’ Blocked From Streaming On Tidal Due To Apple Interference

(AllHipHop News) The streaming wars just got very messy. Tidal exclusively streamed Lil Wayne’s “Lil Weezyana Fest” in New Orleans last night (August 28), and Tunechi brought out several guests including Juvenile, Turk, Mannie Fresh, and Master P. But when Wayne was ready to bring his Young Money artist Drake to the stage, the live stream cut off.

[ALSO READ: Lil Wayne’s “Lil Weezyana Fest” To Stream Live On Tidal]

The screen just included the following message:


Reports began circulating earlier in the evening that Apple threatened to sue Tidal for $ 20 million if the platform streamed Drake performing. The Toronto native sign a reported $ 19 million exclusive deal with Apple. This fight comes after Tidal financier Jay Z suggested Apple was running a smear campaign against his company back in April.

Lil Wayne is a part owner of Tidal along with other artists such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Kanye West, Madonna, Alicia Keys, and Usher. Proceeds from Wayne’s “Lil Weezyana Fest” were to benefit kids affected by Hurricane Katrina.

“This event is for charity, Drake is doing two songs,” a source told Page Six. “Why does Apple think it can dictate to artists where and when they can perform?”

[ALSO READ: Drake Reportedly In Talks With Apple For $ 19 Million Deal To DJ iTunes Radio]

Watch clips from Drake’s performance at “Lil Weezyana Fest” below.

PHOTOS: Drake & Lil Wayne’s Instagram

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