About Kanye West's Purchase of Spotify


So the story goes that Kanye used his now confirmed billions of dollars of net worth, and bought Spotify. And the story continues to say "according to TMZ" that Kanye walked in and told employees that they should delete all music except his.

The story appeared in many people's news Google newsfeeds this past weekend (April 3 and 4th). It seemed very believable, because:

  1. Yeezy's net worth had just been confirmed recently to be anywhere between 3 and 6 billion.
  2. You can totally see how he'd like to take on Jay Z, who has a big stake in Tidal.
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The only problem is...

the story isn't true. Even Google fell for it. The original story appeared on the website thissongissick.com on April Fools day. But we can' blame Google for getting fooled. We could totally see this happening. And if it hadn't popped up days after April 1st, we probably would have suspected the joke. Probably.