Pablo is breaking free. Kanye West has decided to release “Famous,” a single off The Life of Pablo, from TIDAL exclusivity.
The Rihanna-assisted song is now available to stream on Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Music, which may come as a surprise to many.
Mr. West has been vocal about TLOP being available only through TIDAL. “My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal,” he tweeted last month.
My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
“Famous,” which features the infamous Taylor Swift diss “I made that bitch famous,” was also released with a minor lyric change.
“She in school to be a real estate agent,” Kanye now rhymes on the track, a shift from the original lyric: “She be Puerto Rican day parade wavin.'”
The song comes nearly two weeks after the rapper-producer changed “Wolves” to include Sia and Vic Mensa and added the Frank Ocean-assisted “Frank’s Track.” At the time, he called the album a “living breathing changing creative expression,” before adding the hashtag “#contemporaryart.”
Stream the new version of “Famous” below.