Apple Blocks Drake’s Performance At #Weezyana [Video]


Lil Wayne held his most memorable show to date after holding his “Lil Weezyana” Festival for his hometown of New Orleans, LA following the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

The Hot Boyz reunited, Master P blessed the stage, August Alsina made the ladies go wild, and these talented acts were all performed by New Orleans’ own.

During the night Drake‘s performance was missed by Tidal users after Apple Music allegedly threatened the streaming giant with a multimillion dollar lawsuit if they showed Drake’s performance.

The show aired on Jay Z‘s music streaming service in full until Wayne dropped a hint that the “Charged Up” rapper would hit the stage. After that Tidal’s stream went blank with a pretty harsh message about Apple pretty much ruining this portion of the show.

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Its believed that Apple Music threatened Tidal with a $20 million lawsuit if they aired any portion of Drake’s performance on stage. The festival was put on as a charity event in support of children affected by Hurricane Katrina. Proceeds made at the show would go to Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter Fund, which is Weezy’s amazing nonprofit that provides after-school programs in New Orleans.

Apple Music struck a deal with Drake well before Tidal’s launch, with Apple agreeing to give Drizzy his own radio station on Beats Radio for a deal rumored to be up to $19 million.

Source: VladTV