TIME

Streaming music service Tidal blamed Apple for blocking Drake’s performance on Saturday during a livestream of a New Orleans charity concert, prompting accusations that the tech giant went too far in guarding its partnership with the rapper.

The livestream of Lil Wayne’s Lil Weezyana Fest, which benefits after-school programs for kids 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, was interrupted during Drake’s scheduled performance with a message claiming “Apple is interfering with artistry,” The Verge reports. “Sorry for Big Brother’s inconvenience,” Tidal said.

According to the New York Post, Apple reportedly threatened Tidal with a $20 million lawsuit in order to protect its own streaming music service, Apple Music, through which Drake’s next album will exclusively released. But a separate report from BuzzFeed News claimed that…

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